[wp-hackers] WordPress 3

Computer Guru computerguru at neosmart.net
Sat May 19 10:41:40 GMT 2007

Matt wrote:
> 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.

That's nonsense, Matt.

I'd venture a guess and say that WordPress is "bigger and more well
known" than Gentoo & co. - and WordPress definitely releases more often.

While I agree that WP shouldn't be year-versioned, I disagree with your
reasons. I don't hear of OpenOffice 2008 nor Firefox 2002.

Computer Guru
NeoSmart Technologies

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