April 15th, 2013, 10:57 AM
Question on application version
We're migrating our Java app from Websphere 6 to 7. No changes on functionality and no added features. If our current web application version is 2, should we update it to version 3 or just 2.1?
April 16th, 2013, 05:55 PM
April 17th, 2013, 01:48 AM
My question is on versioning, not necessarily Java.
Originally Posted by E-Oreo
April 17th, 2013, 02:22 AM
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Every software vendor makes up their own rules for version numbers. Whether you should jump to 3 or 2.1 depends on what you've done historically and what your users expect.
My vote would be 2.1, but TBH you may as well flip a coin for all the meaning it has.
For example, consider Firefox. In 10 years, Firefox has gone through 20 major version numbers. However, 16 of those versions have been released in the past 2 years. The first three versions, each major version brought significant new changes. In the next 17, each version brought extremely minor changes.
Or consider the OpenSSL library, which is currently on version 1.0 after 15 years.
Microsoft just released Windows 8, which is the successor to Windows 7. However, the "7" in Windows 7 is just an arbitrary numerical choice. Windows 7 is actually the 10th major version of Windows (depending on who's counting), because Microsoft decided not to count versions 1, 2 or 3 when coming up with the version number for 7. Windows 8 and Windows 7 are, for most practical purposes, the same; whereas Windows XP and Windows Vista (technically 5 and 6 I guess) are massively different from each other.
April 17th, 2013, 04:34 AM
Thanks for your inputs.
Your example on Firefox and Windows are totally different cases because those are with fixes and new features. We're updating the app for WAS 7. No fixes and no additional features due to time, resource and budget constraints. I'll use 2.1.