[wp-hackers] WordPress 3

Mark Jaquith mark.wordpress at txfx.net
Fri May 18 03:27:19 GMT 2007

On May 17, 2007, at 1:13 PM, Lloyd Budd wrote:

> It is a while off, but I thought I would plant the seed now for
> WordPress 2.3 to be branded as WordPress 3.

  It's only 4 months away.  I'm not sure we can do enough of a  
radical rewrite in 3 months (remember, last month is locked down for  
bugs) to justify such a huge jump.

There is one nice solution for the "marketing problem" that I keep  
throwing out there every couple months:  WordPress 2008.  Do it like  
a sports video game franchise does it.  For multiple releases within  
a year, we can do WordPress 2007.2 or WordPress 2007b.   This works  
well with our new 4-month cycle.  And people will be made aware of  
exactly how long it has been since they've upgraded.

The problem with skipping numbers is that before you know it, you're  
shipping WordPress 14.5, which just reeks of version inflation.  What  
makes good marketing sense for 2.2-to-3.0 bites you in the ass down  
the road.

My first choice, though is to stick with 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 until  
we're ready to rewrite 50% of the code and really break stuff for a  
groundbreaking, spoon-bending, mind-blowing 3.0 release.

Mark Jaquith

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