2009/7/15 Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger@uvena.de>
On Tue, 14 Jul 2009 19:44:42 +0200, Thomas wrote:

>Nick Treleaven schrieb:
>>  so sometime we can release v1.0.
>No, don't! :P


sorry, I missed that mail completely.

In addition to Nick's answer, apart from the list in the TODO file,
there is no big master plan for the far future (other than the
usual taking over the world).

About 1.0:
I personally don't think so much of version numbers, they are often
over-rated in my opinion. Version numbers are important to separate
and ease identifying releases but the only real requirement for this is
that version numbers are different, ideally increasing (:D).

For why should it be increasing? Perhaps Geany could start a trend of decreasing version numbers starting from version 2^32 and when it reaches zero that would indeed be a milestone ;-)

But for
me, it doesn't mean much whether it's 0.17 or 1.1 or 1.5.3 or
In contrary, sometimes I get the impression people expect wonders
once a project reaches a version 1.0 or they expect some super major
changes after reaching that version number. For me, it's just the code
which counts, not which version number it has.

Exactly right!!!  Moving to version 1.0 is a marketing issue to announce to the world that it is ready for mainstream use (yeah even OSS has marketing, its just not so overt). When I am searching for software for a particular job I do tend to consider the version when deciding which ones to spend the effort downloading, building and testing and 0.17 does look low.  So the only reason to go to 1.0 would be to enhance your marketing in support of world domination!!


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