Re: freedom scientific weird numerical system

On the contrary, this is very standard practice. Look at any program's about screen, and you'll almost certainly see a build number. Deal with it.


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On Mon, 12 May 2008, Yardbird wrote:

Hello Allan,
Why we should even have to think about their DOZENS of internal builds and
how they number them is completely beyond me. Why we should be arguing like
Talmudic scholars (or lawyers, tip of the hat to A.)  about this is JUST
LAUGHABLE. I never heard of any company that names its public products so
elaborately and confusingly. Totally off the wall.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Allan Wong" <allan.wkf@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2008 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: freedom scientific weird numerical system


Messagehi Adrian,
I'm agree that 2 should come before 5, but how that a 4 digits number come
before the 3 digits 1? the developer in FS start develop
jaws 9.0 from the ground up, meaning version 9.0 is start from 9.0.1 to
9.0.100 to 9.0.1000. so therefore the 2 come after 5 because
it is revision 2000 and not revision 200 and the 5 is revision 500.
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Warmest Regards,
Allan Wong



From: Adrian Spratt
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 04:11
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: freedom scientific weird numerical system


Hi, Allan.
This thread is undeniably JAWS-related, but we will test the patience of
other listers and the moderator if we keep it up. But to
answer your challenge to Mark, here's why he has a point, so to speak. Just
take the first digit after the decimal point. For the
current update, it's 2, while for the previous it's 5. I think you'll agree,
.5 , or one-half, is greater than .2, or one-fifth, and
yet the lower number designates the more recent update. At best, a paradox.
----- Original Message -----
From: Allan Wong

hi, you are absolutely wrong! read this numbering carefully,

the previously release is J9.0.552 which is 552 and the currently release is
J9.0.2152 which is 2152. so how you tell a number 2 is
before 5? and how you calculate 552 after 2152?

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Warmest Regards, Allan Wong

From: MarkF
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 02:58
Is it just me and all the people I have talked to. numerically speaking jaws
9.00.522 should be the latest update NOT 9.00.2152

This is not the way versions numbers should be labeled .2 comes before .5.

Has anyone else thought this strange?

Mark

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