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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....