We need a new version numbering scheme

SorinN nemes.sorin at gmail.com
Fri Feb 16 01:48:20 CST 2007

mr. Scott,

I am a wine user for long time - I understand from start that  actual
system is not a decimal system - but a numbering one - so for me the
difference between 0.9.3. and  0.9.30 is the difference between 3 and

If I presume correct, instead of changing numbering system - maybe is
better to explain this system to users - somewhere on first page -
first paragraph - on Wine HQ - and on Synaptic ( or other package
managers  where Details appear ).

At least, it's true - the position of the last point on right can make
this confusion  - this point make the difference - so here is to be
explained ( 0.9.3. < 0.9.30. ; < ...etc ).


2007/2/16, Scott Ritchie <scott at open-vote.org>:
> On several occasions I have received emails referring to Wine version
> 0.9.3.  One person even told me about a regression from 0.9.28 to 0.9.3.
> Presumably, this version is being confused with Wine 0.9.30 in these
> letters, however I have been unable to tell whether people were ACTUALLY
> using 0.9.3 or were instead simply referring to 0.9.30 in the intuitive
> way of chopping off the last 0.
> Either way, version numbers should be completely clear, and they're not
> currently.  I'm not quite sure what to do at this point.
> Thanks,
> Scott Ritchie

Nemes Ioan Sorin

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