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version numbers are for experts only

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on June 11, 2005 06:32 PM
I doubt that the exact version number of a program/library is of serious issue for a common desktop user.

However as soon as someone gets into development she can ask her way through.

What I dislike most are projects that make no releases at all but expect their users to check out from CVS/SVN itself.

Btw: IMHO version numbers are just labels (a shallow outwards appearance), what an app/library is really capable of doing can only experienced by using it. I believe in the hacker ethics, which teaches to not value someone by his or her outward appearance<nobr> <wbr></nobr>...

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