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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] trinity version

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 11:29:52 -0800 (PST)
> I just want to add some thoughts on the version discussion
> that just happened 
> on IRC.
> (I admit I'm just too slow in thinking an writing
> simultaneously in a foreign 
> language, so I could not express much in there :)
> so here goes:
> the outcome of the discussion, naming the next version R14
> or R14.0, seems not 
> very attractive nor logic to me, it makes people IMHO think
> there have been 
> 14 _major_ releases before.
> looks like the same versionitis that firefox, chrome or
> others use nowadays, 
> in short: pretending huge changes happening every 6 months
> or so.
> not good.
> of course, there was also agreement that nothing with 4.x
> should be used, for 
> obvious reasons ;-)
> same goes for 5.x, though.
> date based release numbers resemble too much to *buntu, not
> a good idea, too, 
> agreed.
> so why not start over with 3.6 ?
> this would IMO be a clear sign for all users who still like
> kde 3.5.x, that 
> this project stands in a direct relationship to kde 3.5,
> but at the same 
> time, is _not_ just an incremental continuation like
> 3.5.13, but  rather a 
> new start, well based on 3.5, but bringing new technology
> and features as 
> well,
> basically different from the kde4 approach, however.
> just my 0.02 €

I'm okay with R14, 3.5.14, or 3.6. :) If we change the version with the next release, then we should post an announcment at the web site now, after agreeing to the new version number. Give people a heads up now.

I don't have a problem with the next release being 3.5.14, but I think a few folks want to move out of the KDE shadow as soon as possible. I agree with the sentiment.

R14 makes sense as that number provides a link/bridge to 3.15.14 and the past version numbers.

The web site home page should say (now) that the next version will start a new versioning scheme. That is all that needs to be said. The more we try to explain why we are changing the more confusion we raise and the more doors that open from Trinity opposition.  Any announcment should focus on NOT discussing the reason for the change as getting out of the KDE shadow.

Proposed announcement:

The version number for the Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) will change with the next release, tentatively scheduled for May 2012. The current version is 3.5.13 and the next version will be R14. Under the current version scheme the next version would be 3.5.14. Using R14 is a simple way of connecting to past version numbers yet start a new version scheme.

Bug fix and security releases will be noted in the new version scheme by ... (somebody else complete this statement.)