Re: CHAT: Measurements (was: Re: CHAT: browsers)
|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Monday, February 17, 2003, 15:50|
From: "Tristan" <kesuari@...>
> Now, I know some programs have huge version number jumps (Slackware 4 to
> 7.0, or Word for Windows 2 to 6.0) but having the first release be 6.0
> sp1 seems a bit extreme. I guess the best way to skip the bugginess of
> version 1 software is to skip it altogether (whereas free software tends
> to call the first release 0.x. Sodipodi (a vector-based drawing app),
> for example, has no expectations of *ever* reaching version 1.0, but
> it's a lot nicer than some 2.0 software I've seen).
My conlang Tech is currently in version 1.0, though I only have the
phonology and a thousand or so basic word roots finished. A larger
vocabulary and some grammar exists *in theory*, meaning I just have to
"discover" it. The language really finishes itself.
The earlier stages of the language (the experimental forms, one of which had
something like a thousand consonant phonemes, at least in theory) were the
pre-release 0.x versions, but they only existed in my head since the birth
of the project in circa 1988.
I'm using "version numbers" since this is a constantly-evolving deal. It may
die with me, or some unfortunate soul decides to take up the project....