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    Are VCDS actually numbered by release year and month? like 18.3 for march 2018?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iichel View Post
    Are VCDS actually numbered by release year and month? like 18.3 for march 2018?
    In recent years (at least as far back as 2009 looking at my downloads) the first number has always been an indication of the year of release, but I don't think the second digit is the month as looking back at my old downloads 15.7.2 is dated December 11th 2015.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iichel View Post
    Are VCDS actually numbered by release year and month? like 18.3 for march 2018?
    Correct. It indicates the year and the month of the "branch". Have a look here.
    Note that in the previous decade, there was no separator between the year and the month.

    Branches are done in order to keep the distributors who make translations into other languages sane. With each major release branch, we freeze the resources that require translation, making it straightforward to provide further updates within that branch without those guys having to do more translation.

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    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Admin Note: I split this from a pirate thread that got moved to the Hall of Shame because that seems like a less than desirable place for this (hopefully useful) info.

    -Uwe-
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    This is some german engineering level of numbering :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by iichel View Post
    This is some german engineering level of numbering :-)
    Look who else uses it:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_version_history

    But I used it first!
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    Look who else uses it:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_version_history

    But I used it first!
    It's a very good and useful system so it's been adopted by many organisations - it was used in several of the companies I worked for before retiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetrolDave View Post
    It's a very good and useful system so it's been adopted by many organisations - it was used in several of the companies I worked for before retiring.
    Remember when Microsoft introduced Windows 95?

    I thought for sure that there would be a new version every year, and that they would be numbered 96, 97...

    And that each new version would involve an update fee. What a fantastic source of ongoing revenue, right? I mean who would want to be running last year's version of Windows?

    But no, MS missed this golden opportunity.

    Obviously, RT is smarter than MS!

    Oh wait, our updates are free.
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    I'm still waiting for windows 9. Not that apple is any better with their version numbers. At least they do a new version every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iichel View Post
    I'm still waiting for windows 9. Not that apple is any better with their version numbers.
    What happened to iPhone 9?

    I still have to think hard to call the iPhone X "iPhone ten"

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