Rather than name development releases with a number I’ve always liked the idea to give the release names. One option is to use a convention where the release is named by taking the major version number and using the corresponding name from the phonetic number aplphabet.
So I initially wanted to use:
0 : Zero, 1 : Won, 2 : Too, 3 : Tree, etc.
But I realized today that version 3 (i.e. “Tree”) sounds too much like “Free” and it didn’t seem to be good practice to call a version “free” if it wasn’t actually free.
So going forward my development release version naming convention will be as follows:
0 : Ze-ro
1 : Wun
2 : Too
3 : Thuh-ree
4 : Fo-wer
5 : Fi-yiv
6 : Six
7 : SEVen
9 : NINer
So for example if the project is called Photopia then the release for version 3 will be named:
I’ll see how this goes, but does seem better to me than using a number eg “Photopia v3”