[Dovecot] Dovecot Version Numbers - Let's drop the Alpha?

Erik Petersen cthree at s2ki.com
Sat Dec 17 08:43:21 EET 2005

I 100% agree with you. All of this version numbering needs to start  
making sense. Call it 1.0.0 already. Nobody is going to take it  
seriously if it's never released.

On Dec 16, 2005, at 6:42 AM, Marc Perkel wrote:

> I'd like to make a suggestion. Let's drop the Alpha and come out  
> with an official version 1.0.
> Here's my reasons. The 0.9x version are obsolete and people should  
> be using the 1.0 Alpha versions which seem to me to do everything  
> the previous versions did and more. It's as full featured and  
> stable as all other IMAP servers and in my opinion is ready to be  
> called 1.0.
> The "Alpha" label scares people off and with the 0.9x version being  
> obsolete I think it creates confusion for new users. It created  
> confusion for me when I converted to dovecot, and distros are  
> less ,ikely to include versions with the Alpha label.
> Once you go to 1.0 you can start a 1.1 alpha series and finish it  
> up. I know Timo has high standards but as a marketing issue I think  
> that the Alpha label needs to go to get people to accept and use  
> 1.0 in production.
> Thoughts?
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