[wp-hackers] WordPress 3

Matt speedboxer at gmail.com
Sun May 20 01:08:49 GMT 2007

On 5/19/07, Computer Guru <computerguru at neosmart.net> wrote:
> 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.

Yes, but "bigger, better known companies" don't release as often you see.
So, yearly based versioning works for them. WP releases new versions a
couple times a year (or know, it is), so we'd end up with something like WP

Yearly versioning works great for Anti-Virus software, because then they can
sell their software to the same customers, even if barley anything has
changed. Do we want that to happen with WP? No.

Matt (speedboxer at gmail.com)
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