[Grok-dev] Re: Release naming convention revisited...

Sebastian Ware sebastian at urbantalk.se
Mon Oct 15 13:45:49 EDT 2007

The first rule of usability is to provide what the user expects --  
regardless of how stupid you might argue those expectations are.

The first rule of communication is write so people understand --  
regardless of how narrowminded the common people might be.

But on the other hand, maybe this is a reminder that the world is  
waiting for an official 1.0 release of Grok, so I guess it is kind of  
good thing. :)

Mvh Sebastian

15 okt 2007 kl. 17.09 skrev Tres Seaver:

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> Martijn Faassen wrote:
>> Sebastian Ware wrote:
>>> But it is still confusing with regards to the maturity of the code.
>>> Haven't we overintellectualised this, rather than kept it simple and
>>> intuitive for the casual observer?
>> No, I think we're doing it the right way. major.minor.bugfix is a  
>> very
>> common pattern in the software release world and I see no reason to
>> deviate from this.
>> I agree though that things like 0.10 are ugly. We'll get to 1.0 soon
>> enough though, so we can dump that ugliness.
> I think any ugliness comes only from expectations expect 'decimal'- 
> like
> semantics, which we obviously don't have anyway (who ever heard of a
> decimal number with *two* decimal points?  or which have arbitrary  
> alpha
> suffixes tacked on?).  Version identifiers are tuple-like, period;
> confusing them with arithmetic quatntities is a correctible error,  
> which
> shouldn't be coddled.
> Tres.
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