Change LyX release numbering to Semantic Versioning

Thibaut Cuvelier tcuvelier at
Mon Jan 11 22:01:08 UTC 2021

On Mon, 11 Jan 2021 at 22:36, Jean-Marc Lasgouttes <lasgouttes at>

> Le 11/01/2021 à 22:30, Thibaut Cuvelier a écrit :
> > The basic principle of semantic versioning is based on the notion of
> > public API. What is the public API of LyX?
> The file format, layout file format and pref file format. These are
> stable across stable versions.

Actually, it does make sense! I have no specific opinion on versioning
schemes for LyX, but if you want to switch to semver, I think this should
be explained on the website along with the semver switch.
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