[Scribus] Proposal for a new versioning scheme (Was: Many Versions = 2)

Tornóci László torlasz
Sat Jan 12 14:04:35 CET 2008

Maciej Hanski wrote:
> Maciej Hanski wrote:
> --cut--
>> On the other side, the growing gap between 1.3.3.* and 1.3.* would
>> justify  much bolder difference in version numbers. I wonder, if it
>> isn't time to reconsider the version numbers and make a clean cut as
>> soon as possible. E.g.:
>>  * could become the 1.4 release (stable branch,
>> deserves it, imho)
>>  * 1.3.5 could be the 1.5 release (developement branch)
>> This move would hurt only for a short while (nothing, you cannot iron
>> out with decent release notes) and spare us some confusion in the long run.

I agree to this. We see more and more users trying scribus the first 
time (which is nice), but a considerable percentage of the new users are 
mixed up by the current versioning scheme. This issue comes up over and 
over on this list. It doesn't matter how many times it gets explained on 
this list, many new users will be baffled. Changing the scheme will 
upset lots of things (e.g. the roadmap), but it is worthwhile IMHO. 
Versioning should help the users instead of confusing them.

					Yours: Laszlo

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