[wp-hackers] 120-day release cycle - version numbering

Brian Layman Brian at TheCodeCave.com
Mon Oct 2 21:26:44 GMT 2006

> should the version numbering become consistent? IE, we should now see 2.1,
2.2, 2.3, etc etc.
>Just my two cents as 5 PM approaches.

I'm a strong advocate of version numbers having meaning.  If you want to
indicate time and quarter release. Do that, but make it only the public
version number: WordPress 2006 followed by WordPress 2006.1, WordPress 2006
rev 1, or WordPress 2006 SP1 

This has the additional benefit of the peer pressure, with the years
passing, forcing the masses to update.  "Ugh, you're still running WP2004???
Isn't that when you bought that Pentium II you just threw out?  You probably
still use MySpace too..."

But then have a internal number that actually means something to those who
know what they are talking about.  Have it mean something.  Then something
as vital as adding nonces to the security mix can get noticed.

Brian Layman


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