30 Jun 2000 30 Jun '00
Ka-Ping Yee writes:
Will many be spooked by the jump in version number into fearing incompatibility with older scripts...?
I wonder if we'll end up trying to persuade the user community that the changes are small ("no, don't worry, your scripts will still work") and yet big ("honest, it really deserves to be called 2.0, it's not just a ploy") at the same time.
Ping, Haven't we heard our users complain about the conservative version numbering a lot? Pushing to 2.0 allows us to make the next release 2.1, which neither the "never 1.x!" crowd nor the "never x.0!" will worry about. Sounds like a good move to me!
-- Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at beopen.com> BeOpen PythonLabs Team Member