[kde-promo] The name of Applications 4.14 + 1 - how about splitting into 4-part and 5-part

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Sun Jul 20 18:52:26 UTC 2014

El Divendres, 18 de juliol de 2014, a les 10:53:04, Cornelius Schumacher va 
> On Thursday 17 July 2014 23:41:50 Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> > El Dijous, 17 de juliol de 2014, a les 23:40:02, Andreas K. Huettel va
> > 
> > escriure:
> > > It would create much less confusion than the introduction of a new
> > > additional numbering scheme. (Yes I realize it may involve work.)
> > 
> > Care to elaborate on why would it create less confusion?
> > 
> > "KDE Releases Some Applications 4.17 and Some Applications 5.2" looks like
> > a pretty confusing news headline to me :D
> I think all the confusion comes from trying to use one message to address
> all audiences.

No, the confusion comes because that name is too large and confusing. If i way 
"KDE Releases Applications 14.12" there's no confusion, basically it means 
that "KDE" has released some applications that have a global name of 4.12.

> We have different audiences, which need different messages. For a packager
> the version number communicates something different than for a user. A
> developer expresses something different with a version number than a promo
> person.
> If we don't get clarity about what we communicate to whom, and make sure
> that how we use version numbers fits into this, we will confuse people.
> It's important that we have a constructive and structured discussion about
> this and find a good solution. We can't take back version numbers, once we
> have used them for releases, so it's worth the effort to really think
> through it.

We have had "single application version number" being different from "bundled 
applications global version number" for a long time, i'm surprised why this is 
suddenly a problem we need to discuss about.


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