[Bf-committers] Roadmap 2.5 proposal

Matt Ebb matt at mke3.net
Sun Sep 20 09:22:27 CEST 2009

On 20/09/2009, at 4:44 PM, Campbell Barton wrote:

> While I dislike quibbling over version numbers and probably wont
> change Ton's mind but calling this 2.5 seems a mistake to me.
> - "So we call it 2.5 and then have to explain to people its not  
> quite ready"
> Why do this?
> Why not call it 2.5 pr1, 2.5 pr2, That or beta1, beta2 etc.
> preview release, beta, even RC (while incorrect) communicates better
> this is something to test seriously but not fully wokring.


After trying to use 2.5 for a few things lately, it really becomes  
apparent how many roadblocks there are for actually using it to get  
work done.

I think after all the hype, most people will be expecting something  
better than what we're going to provide, so it's really important to  
communicate this properly and clearly - you can't expect every user  
out there to have seen and understood this roadmap and naming system,  
which is really something for internal blender development, not  
something that the general public will get.

Like cam says, some options are:
A) we can call it 2.50 (and then have to explain that it's part of a  
bigger 2.5 series, and that it's really not a final release, and blah  
blah blah), which has a high potential for people to misunderstand/ 
misinterpret/not even read lengthy explanations.
B) or we can call it something obvious like "2.50 beta" or "test1" or  
"pr1" , which everyone immediately understands.

I strongly support  B..



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