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NewsForge: Decline and Fall of the Version Number

Jun 14, 2005, 01:45 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

"As a software version-numbering aficionado, I have recently concluded that the FOSS world has gone mad and is hurling itself--users and developers alike--into a black hole of confusion and long-winded explanations.

"This realization first struck me weeks ago while I was reading a thorough review of GCC 4.0 by Scott Robert Ladd. The review itself was precise, documented, and well-thought-out. I liked it..."

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