Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on June 21, 2005 09:42 PM
I'm a developer (Java/J2EE , Perl), and really hate the version numbers of some Linux projects. It's just damn ugly!!
The Gnome example is the best. It's ridiculous to jump from 2.8 to 2.10, it absolutely makes no sense. The WINE example is another classic, using dates is just terrible, and I must confess, the impression I have from wine is that it's a beta software that doesn't even deserve a version number of its own, like the software we do on the boring Sundays afternoons, quick training stuff. It's a shame.
I think this version "confusion" leaves the system ugly.
As a Java developer, I must talk is javaesque, so a Design Pattern for naming and arranging software would be good in the Linux world.