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Re: [ide-dev] Dropping the release names (Neon, Oxygen) from user downloads


Having a baseline is important and shipping e.g. "Eclipse 2016 Update 3" in February 2017 would be very confusing.

Currently we label the release with a name and a version, e.g. Neon (4.6). Another solution would be to keep the name and replace the version with the date, e.g. Neon (06/2016) and Neon.1 (09/2016) and Neon.3 (02/2017).


From:        Bruno Medeiros <>
To:        Discussions about the IDE <ide-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date:        29.04.2016 12:06
Subject:        Re: [ide-dev] Dropping the release names (Neon,        Oxygen) from user downloads
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On 29 April 2016 at 09:58, Lars Vogel <lars.vogel@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Gunnar, Platform may also change their policy over time so you should not pick a schema that assumes Platform will forever work like today

I'm with Gunnar on this one. If the release structure/rhythm changes, we can always change the versioning again to better suit the new release structure. But not the other way around,  we shouldn't change to a versioning scheme that doesn't suit the current release structure. Your suggestion of having a real date like "16.10" makes it totally unclear if it is a major release or a minor one.

Bruno Medeiros
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