It did mention previous point releases of SailfishOS 4.4.0 (i.e., 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52), before the next point release was published.
AFAIU Jolla just states “4.4.0 is a stop release” (or any other stop release denoted with a
<major>.<minor>.<micro> version) to keep things simple and it is true, because the all special preparatory work for the next major, minor or micro release (this is what stop releases are about) always has been in the first GA (general availability) point release of a SailfishOS stop release (I do not know if this holds true for EA and cBeta releases, but think it did for all EA releases).
But the exact definition for nitpickers is “the latest point release of 4.4.0 is a stop release” (or any other stop release denoted with a
<major>.<minor>.<micro> version), although (as stated before) IMO that never made any difference. But that is a moving target (until the next major, minor or micro release is out), which is confusing some people. As so often Jolla’s communication of this is not optimal, but such a detailed explanation as the one provided here will also confuse some people.
I hope that my guesswork based on Jolla’s statements in the release notes, technical aspects documented in the changelogs and how Jolla updates aforementioned
docs.sailfishos.org/Releases page (see also its history) is correct in every detail.