Change LyX release numbering to Semantic Versioning

Thibaut Cuvelier tcuvelier at
Mon Jan 11 21:30:03 UTC 2021

On Mon, 11 Jan 2021 at 22:00, José Abílio Matos <jamatos at> wrote:

> Today in the virtual meeting we discussed several of the issues regarding
> the next major version for the stable release.
> I am proposing here to change to a Semantic Versioning scheme. This can is
> best described here:
> So I am proposing for the next version to be 3.0.0.
> The stable bug fix releases for this series would be 3.1.0, 3.2.0,...
> If, for instance, there is a problem in the stable version 3.2.0 then we
> can immediately release version 3.2.1.
> Since we our release schedule is every two years this will keep us in low
> numbers for a long time.
> What do you think?

The basic principle of semantic versioning is based on the notion of public
API. What is the public API of LyX?
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