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Furthermore: if you use decimal points as your major/minor delimiter, your users are going to ask you why<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.10 comes after<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.8, every single time. And the misunderstanding is not their fault, it is yours; the decimal point has a very precise meaning and has had for 400 years. You've chosen to overload it by declaring that in this one special context, it means something different. John Napier invented it in 1619; lacking his permission, don't try to assign new definitions and behavior to it.
When you get right down to it, the only purpose a version number serves is to denote the relative supremacy of one of those versions compared to another.
increment from 2.8 to 3.0 as OpenBSD does so effortlessly
Historically the point-oh release signified a finished product.
Sun famously decided to leap forward from Solaris 2.6 to Solaris 7
Return to Decline and fall of the version number