Changing the Versioning Scheme

Jake jake at
Tue Aug 14 14:35:13 UTC 2007

On 8/14/07, Gervase Markham <gerv at> wrote:
> Max Kanat-Alexander wrote:
> >       To remedy this, I think we should just start doing releases as
> > 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, etc.
> I missed the meeting; but I think that the problem was our psychological
> hangup about the number 3 (caused by Hixie's earlier efforts). From now
> on, we can adopt a more normal scheme. But I think that revving the
> major version number with _every_ release would swing things too far the
> other way.

I didn't make it to the meeting either and I'm way out of the loop, but I
kinda like the idea that the major version number is indicative of a certain
set of criteria being met rather than an arbitrary "I think we should be at
3.0 now" type of decision. The Linux kernel is only at 2.6.22, after all,
and people seem to be able to live with that.

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