[wp-hackers] Updating Codex to newer MediaWiki version
r at robm.me.uk
Thu Dec 13 01:17:52 GMT 2007
On Dec 13, 2007 1:10 AM, Matt <speedboxer at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Dec 12, 2007 4:59 PM, Rob <r at robm.me.uk> wrote:
> > No it's not. Version numbers are not decimals, they never have been.
> I believe they are decimals, otherwise, why use the decimal point?
Because it's a convenient separator.
> There are two schools of thought regarding how numeric version numbers are incremented:
> Most free software packages treat numbers as a continuous stream, therefore a free
> software or open source product may have version numbers 1.7.0, 1.8.0, 1.8.1, 1.9.0,
> 1.10.0, 1.11.0, 1.11.1, 1.11.2, etc. An example of such a software package is MediaWiki.
> However, a small minority of programs, particularly closed-source programs for Windows
> or other platforms, treat version numbers in another way, and may have version numbers
> such as 1.8, 1.9, 1.91, 1.92, etc. Albeit the number 91 in 1.91 is 90 numbers away from
> the number 9 in 1.9, in software packages using this way of numbering 1.91 is the next
> version after 1.9. The number of free software or open source programs using this second
> way of version numbering is small.
Note that not even the bizarre underused version thinks that 3.0 comes
one minor revision after 2.9, or that 2.10 is the same as 2.1.
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