[PD] Toughts on PD vs. Max stability on macintels on analogindustries.com

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Tue Mar 8 17:15:53 CET 2011

On Mon, 7 Mar 2011, Miller Puckette wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 07, 2011 at 04:45:09PM -0500, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
>> Is that because of the version numbers ? They always begin with a zero.
> I never thought of that...

It seems to be generalised all over pd : nearly all versioning of 
externals and abstractions is like that.

I got tired of it and started trimming the 0 at the beginning of version 
numbers (instead of trying to correct my students when they were already 
doing so). When Iohannes confirmed that GEM won't ever reach 1.0, I 
started doing it even more liberally.

Reminds me of the version number war between Digital Research DOS, 
MicroSoft DOS and IBM DOS... because much of the appreciation for modest, 
humble version numbers seemed to be in reaction to such sillyness. But it 
didn't take long before it went silly the other way.

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