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❓ Niche software versioning question 

Does anyone have favourite examples of software versioning schemes?

I may or may not be thinking about changing CryptPad's versioning system and I'm looking for alternatives. I like Ubuntu's date-versions (e.g. 20.04, 21.10) but we're on a different scale.

Also there's so much to take into account: our workload, incentives to ship features, 3rd party admins who apply updates, marketing of new features, etc

HMU if you have some examples (or own work) that you like!

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❓ Niche software versioning question 

@air_pump if you have a linear history, eg no bugfixes get back ported, go with date based versioning. If you want to support older versions longer, please use semver!

❓ Niche software versioning question 

@air_pump Which existing problem would you like to solve by changing the versioning and why do you think that this other scheme would actually be an improvement over the current semantic versioning scheme in use?

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❓ Niche software versioning question 

@MacLemon @freebliss There's a range of reasons why we are considering this change. Everything from our workload changing away from bi-weekly releases (to longer gaps), to better promotion (4.0 got some interest, minor releases don't), to managing/updating dedicated instances with paid support (which we want/need to do more of).

The current versioning scheme feels arbitrary and does not do a good job at reflecting how CryptPad is changing, its main reason for being there is that it's already there. I like the idea of dated releases a la ubuntu eg. to help identify how long ago an instance was updated. This is all speculative for now btw, I was just fishing for examples to look at.

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