Change LyX release numbering to Semantic Versioning

Pavel Sanda sanda at
Wed Jan 13 20:27:28 UTC 2021

On Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 05:20:24PM +0000, José Abílio Matos wrote:
> On Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:31:01 PM WET Pavel Sanda wrote:
> > No, as I have written in my first reply my proposal is to stay with single
> > digits as long as possible (i.e. for 2 maxing at 2.9) with an option to use
> > sporadic bumps to +1 version for unusual events (like unicode, Qt3->Qt4,
> > XML, anniversaries).
> This is a straw argument since 2.4 has two digits. :-)

Yeah, the whole debate is mainly about the decimal point,
allowing us to live in the realm of 1-9 range -- which is
at least for some of us more comfy :)

> Regarding anniversaries they use to happen once a year. :-)


> So instead of theoretical case let us look concretely in the the next release 
> changes
> Does this looks like a minor update?

The question really is why it should be wrong to give new major version +0.1.

Anyway, I do not see that this subthread is moving in a constructive
direction, so it's perhaps best to agree that we disagree :)

It's not a grave issue to me so if majority decides that we should
abandon the current versioning scheme I can live with that.

.. I might fight for LyX-year.minor versioning scheme once we hit 9 though :))


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