[Geany-devel] How about calling the next release 1.0?

Jiří Techet techet at xxxxx
Thu Sep 22 09:34:44 UTC 2011

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 13:02, Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 20 September 2011 20:14, Jon Senior <jon at restlesslemon.co.uk> wrote:
>> On Tue, 20 Sep 2011 12:07:23 +0200
>> Jiří Techet <techet at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> just one very quick and possibly stupid idea. How about getting rid of
>>> the 0 version prefix and calling the next release 1.0? This would be
>>> just numbering change, not some milestone based on features that have
>>> to be implemented (similarly to renumbering linux kernel from 2.6.x to
>>> 3.0).
>>> Rationale: the 0.xx versioning scheme makes an impression that Geany
>>> is something very unstable that crashes every five minutes and whose
>>> first release was made a few months back. Instead, Geany is a very
>>> stable and reliable editor with lots of features and several years of
>>> history.
> I agree with this argument, I tend to introduce Geany anywhere I have
> a contract and one of the first reactions is always "But its just a
> fractional version number".  And I know when I am looking for software
> I want to use I tend to have the same reaction.  Following the Kernels
> example and going to 1.0 or better yet 1.1 would be a good idea. And
> it is likely to attract more contributors since it doesn't look like
> the project is just starting.

Or 1.21 - i.e. raise the "stability flag" in the first digit but
continue with current numbering after the dot. The message would be
"we consider Geany stable but the current release is just an
incremental release".


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