[wp-hackers] Plugin Version Increments

Jeremy Visser jeremy.visser at gmail.com
Thu May 8 01:23:15 GMT 2008

On Sat, 2008-05-03 at 10:46 -0400, Glenn Ansley wrote:
> >
> > the major revisions are consecutive odd
> > numbers and the minor are consecutive counting numbers.
> So you would go from 1.1 to 1.3 and skip 1.2?

No. If you were doing it that way, you'd have 1.2, but consider it a
beta release. WordPress doesn't do it that way. Linux does, but it uses
even numbers as the stable releases and odd numbers as the unstable

Note that versioning is not something that can be determined by an
algorithm, or anything like that. You can't run a code analyser and have
it spit back something like "YOUR CODE IS AT VERSION 1.31."

It's just a human thing. If you decide that the code is ready for
version 3.0, then let it be. If you feel it's at 2.12, then let it be.

It's purely subjective, and in WordPress, it's generally Matt
Mullenweg's decision as to what the next version number will be.

Jeremy Visser                                 http://jeremy.visser.name/

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