This morning I bumped the revision number to 2.0.
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:
The Linux kernel has been at 2.6.x for years, and it is likely it'll never
have a 2.7 release. Seems to work for them.
- Drop the 1 from 1.17.x and make the releases start
from 17.x, 18.x, etc.
As long as we don't go the Solaris route, and have releases called 1.17.x,
17.x, 1.18.x, 18.x, etc..
- Bump 1.x to 2.0 and move forward from there.
Mozilla has been doing this with firefox lately, and although it gets some
WTF responses, it doesn't seem to cause confusion.
- Drop numbers entirely, and pick silly names
I *hate* named releases. Codenames aren't bad for future releases, but names
for current and past releases become confusing fast. This is especially true
if there are name and number releases like Ubuntu. I often find myself doing
searches in google like this: "ubuntu <version number> name". Developers
document writers often refer to names and version numbers interchangeably as
well, which dissects documentation.
Names are especially confusing when looking at documentation. "Ok, this
documentation is for Edgy... Which version is Edgy? Which name am I supposed
to be looking for?"
Please no named releases.
Otherwise, let's try to not change our convention unless we really need to.
Changes in naming conventions make searching for documentation harder. Try
to find documentation for essentially any Sun product, and you'll know what