On 27/05/10 05:00, Chad wrote:
This morning I bumped the revision number to 2.0. Some
people on IRC didn't like this, so I reverted it and I'm bringing
it here. I don't think anyone really wants to keep doing 1.x
releases (people seriously get confused that 1.10 comes after
1.6). The following suggestions have been put forward:
- Drop the 1 from 1.17.x and make the releases start counting
from 17.x, 18.x, etc.
- Bump 1.x to 2.0 and move forward from there.
- Drop numbers entirely, and pick silly names
I think we should continue to do 1.x releases, until such time as we
make a large enough change to justify incrementing the major version
I think we could have gone from 1.9 to 2.0, but that opportunity
passed 3 years ago. As Aryeh says, the problem of people getting
confused about 1.6 vs 1.10 will diminish with time.
I've stopped backporting security fixes to 1.6. As far as I'm
concerned, it's not supported anymore.
-- Tim Starling