[vlc-devel] The case for 2.0

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Sun Jan 8 00:50:18 CET 2012

On Sat, Jan 07, 2012 at 02:12:19PM +0100, Pierre Ynard wrote :
> > I strongly believe that we should rename VLC 1.2, aka Twoflower, as 2.0.
> > 
> > Then, VLC 1.2 is way beyond and different from 1.1... We have closed
> > more than 10% of the bugs on the bugtracker during this long period.
> > So many things have changed, that a stronger rupture should be done,
> > IMVHO.
> Major versions are about features rather than bugfixes.

And 1.2 does not bring enough features?

> What would be Rincewind's version number then? 3.0?

> With just 4 months
> dedicated to its development before the feature freeze, are you trying

How is it 4 months? The trunk is already opened to features, since quite
some time...

> to jump on the bandwagon of the lame fast-increasing numbering scheme of
> internet browsers?

The internet browsers decided to do a 6weeks release schedule. Not a 6
months one. Moreover, the longer we wait for releasing, the more long is
the stabilization period.

> > Then, the change to LGPL of libVLC is quite important.
> I don't think that we have measured the impact yet, so that statement
> seems self-warranted.

It is an important milestone and change, whether or not it has impact

Jean-Baptiste Kempf
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