On 05/14/2016 07:08 AM, Robert Haas wrote:
On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 8:00 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
Any project that starts inflating its numbering scheme sends a message to
users of the form, "hey, we've just been taken over by marketing people, and
software quality will go down from now on."


I don't think this is about version number inflation, but actually more
the opposite.  What you're calling the major number is really a marketing
number.  There is not a technical distinction between major releases where
we choose to bump the first number and those where we choose to bump the
second.  It's all about marketing.  So to me, merging those numbers would
be an anti-marketing move.  I think it's a good move: it would be more
honest and transparent about what the numbers mean, not less so.

"Marketing" and "honesty" are not antonyms, and thinking that
marketing is unimportant for the success of the project is not
correct.

+1

JD



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