The name of Applications 4.14 + 1

Andreas Cord-Landwehr cordlandwehr at
Thu Jul 17 06:49:47 UTC 2014

On Thursday 17 July 2014 08:13:59 Shantanu Tushar Jha wrote:
> Looking from a user's perspective who has been using KDE for some 
time now,
> this sounds confusing. The reason is that Plasma is 5 and then 
> will be called, its just too much of a difference. And I'm not just
> guessing, I've answered questions from such users on #kde while trying 
> to confuse them and it was difficult.

Hi, I must admit that I see it rather the opposite way :)

For me (when looking back at my user-but-not-developer time), I was 
always slightly confused why KDE SC release numbers were different to the 
application versions. Using a naming scheme that only carries the date of 
the release  would solve this.

One could argue that this is the same with KF5/Plasma as they also consist 
of several apps/libs with their own version numbers. But from my point of 
view, KF5/Plasma are something that is "more consistent" in providing a 
foundation for development or a consistent user experience, which an 
applications release hardly can do.

If using naming schemes like YYYY.MM, what would be the style for minor 
releases? Appending days is probably not a good solution ;) Yet increasing 
the month counter would not make it clear if the release is a major or a 
minor/bugfix release.


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