[wp-hackers] WordPress 3

Matt speedboxer at gmail.com
Sat May 19 07:09:44 GMT 2007

On 5/17/07, Mark Jaquith <mark.wordpress at txfx.net> wrote:
> 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.

Year based versioning really only works for bigger, better know companies
who release a new version every year or every few years. You barley ever
heard Office 12, but you do hear Office 2007.

> 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.

I agree. If you look at some programs, they're at like v15 and they still
suck. I think we should stick to the +0.1 versioning for now, and consider
WP3 when we're ready to make MAJOR changes.

We could always take what's in the trunk right now, put it in a branch
called 2.3 and then take the trunk and make it WP3. So we could slowing
start working on WP3, but still have our main focus as 2.3.

Matt (speedboxer at gmail.com)
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