We've barely moved more than 0.2 forward in 6 years.
I suggest we move to something like the Wordpress versioning system, where we increment by 0.1 everytime we release, and only use 0.0.1 additions for security and hotfixes. Any release that has a new feature should be a 0.1 addition.
So the next version wouldn't be 0.83 it would be 0.9, then 1.0 then 1.1, and any fixes or quick bug releases to the next major version would be 0.9.1 etc Numbers such as 1.0 and 2.0 would have no more weight than 0.9 or 1.1
It's embarrassing having a 0. at the beginning of every version number, and a proliferation of decimal points. Numbers such as 0.82.1 or 0.82.3.1 sound silly and arbitrary. The last thing we need to have is a 0.99.9.12 in 15 years time, and if we were looking to have the engine introduce some completeness then we should have moved to 1.0 when we added lua gadgets.
We're at 10 months since the last bugfix release, at this rate we'll reach v1.0 in 15 years.
Yikes, if someone does a count of all the releases and figures out the actual number assuming that the first release by the SYs was 1.0 will you adjust accordingly so we can use this scheme without silly high numbers?
if you don't understand why we change even after reading all the info, i guess i can't help.
I understand why you changed to the new versioning scheme. But as I see it, under the new versioning scheme, someone asked what we should use for the next version, values such as 10 11 and 83 were passed around, and everyone kind of agreed on 83.
Since I wasn't present on the meetings, and since it would take me hours to read again, and since I've quite clearly missed what your referring to in my first run through of the text, perhaps you can save yourself time by typing the reason out instead of wasting your time by repeatedly typing out rtfm in uber verbose ways that take more time to type than simply answering the question.
And if you cant answer the question in less than 30 characters then perhaps the wrong decision (or none) was made, and you should think of an answer because lots of people will be wondering why we've just jumped 83 versions ahead, or why we didn't just start from v1
Why not just start from 1.0 if the version is to be changed anyway? Jumping to 83 sounds insane, especially since we havent had that many versions. (You who want to hive the version up to 83 should start working for the Italian government.)
Why have a version number that doesn't mean anything?
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