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#98020 (In Topic #19381)


I know that V8 and V9 are being updated simultaneously. Just for simplification, I suggest that the next V8 and V9 updates have the same version number such as 8.10 and 9.10 respectively to simplify things. The rationale is that you can easier tell (whether you are running V8 or V9) that the software has been updated at, rather than logging into the admin area of your own site.

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For technical reasons we can't actually skip version numbers, our upgrade system would possibly get confused with it's advice. Practically, we won't always be synching the release – it's just been a matter of expediency that they've come out together a few times. Lastly, v8 had a head start, so it would be a bit confusing to retroactively start changing the number scheme of an older version based on a newer version – or a newer version, based on an older version.

All that said, I'm certain we could do a better job at putting out information about the upgrades. We should be sending out newsletters, but they take some time to properly put together, as the public expectation is for those to have a lot of polish, and time's so tight. A good way to keep in touch is to follow 'ocportal' on twitter, or our Facebook page, or to put our news into an RSS reader.

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