[PD] [PD-announce] GridFlow 9.8

Ricardo Lameiro ricardolameiro at gmail.com
Fri Apr 2 01:59:07 CEST 2010

Lol. Loved it. He he I was really believing ;).

On 1 Apr 2010 22:36, "Mathieu Bouchard" <matju at artengine.ca> wrote:

Upcoming version numbers of GridFlow will drop the initial zero as it has
become evident that the numbering couldn't possibly get past zero otherwise.
GridFlow thus becomes one of the first things in the Pd world to ever go
beyond version number 1.0. The next version number will thus be 9.8, and
recent version numbers may retroactively be called without the leading zero,
where it makes sense.

As software improves, expectations improve such that the goal becomes ever
farther. Version 1.0 is some point at the horizon, and we can never actually
get to the horizon, so, we cannot possibly get to version 1.0. Therefore,
major version numbers are useless. CQFD (QED).

This is a great step towards staying in touch with the users, who have been
heard comparing the pros and cons of GridFlow «9.6» vs «9.7» for a while,
among comparisons of PureData «41» and «42», GEM «91» and «92», and so on. I
would like to laud those users for their practical sense in numbering that

Finally, I would like to wish everybody a good April's Fools.
Hope you had fun with the fish.

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