Issue 41119 - Suggestion for version numbering
Summary: Suggestion for version numbering
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-01-22 09:23 UTC by mkol
Modified: 2013-12-20 11:48 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
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Description mkol 2005-01-22 09:23:29 UTC
As of Now OOo uses Version numbering 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 etc. How about changing it 
to year version numbering like 2005 (Release 1, 2, 3 etc.) 2006 (Release 1, 2, 3 etc.)

In this way an end user will instantly come to know how old/newer a particular 
version is. Versioning like 1.1.0, 1.1.4 etc. are more appealing to 
programmers and not to end users.
Comment 1 mci 2005-02-04 14:41:25 UTC
reassigned to requirements
Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:21:32 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' pending review, but
has not been updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with
one of the latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been
addressed. Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as
necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also
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Many thanks,
Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of:
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Comment 3 Edwin Sharp 2013-12-20 11:48:43 UTC
IMHO very good suggestion.
1. We don't need a three digit version number - we had 4.0.0 and 4.0.1 but not 4.0.2, 4.0.3 etc.
2. Current version number gives an impression of lag behind competing project - AOO 4.0.1 < LO 4.1.4 
3. A year version number will give a realistic expectation to amount of updates per year.