Really upset that there is no longer a changelog, I really liked to see what has changed with dropbox rather then finding it out for myself... If they don't change their scheme soon I will be switching to Google Drive.
Funny how only bad habits tend to trend.
microsoft thinks flat is cool, everyone follows...
facebook thinks there's no use telling users what changed, lo and behold, everyone follows as well...
We'd like to know what's changing, that way can know if the update is good or bad for us... Since each case is different and each user has different needs.
Personally I hated it when both Firefox and Chrome started escalating their version numbers. I think most of the software dev world understood the X.Y.Z format of major release - minor release - bugfix. Was that so bad? Seems now that everyone feels inferior if their version is not at 35 or 40; keeping up with the Joneses and all that. At the end of the day, do whatever you want -- just don't fsck up the product.
So x.Y.z with Y only ever showing up as 3 or 4 as its beta(3)/stable(4)
So the current "stable" release is "4.4.29" and a later beta release would be "4.3.30"
I guess this makes sense in that any new "stable" release will super seed number wise any beta release, but since the list of releases says the "Testing" Beta? builds are at 5.3.20 Just what does that mean?
Testing/Beta are a new release series? Since 5 is a new series.
I dont actually see why its not X.Z.Y as Series > Build > Version(beta/release) is how you are meant to do it.
I think whats basically been done is the leading version number has effectively been dropped. In other words, currently at 10.4.25 means we are at version 18.104.22.168. Since there are no new features or major revisions or rewrites we will always be on 1.x.x.x.
Since the client is free, there is no reason for a major version number akin to Windows 7, 8, 9 (8.1), 10 where you own a particular version. Yes windows messed up the internal version numbers with windows 4 (95) and 4.5 or 3.5 (NT).