Re: Version number question

Subject: Re: Version number question
From: Hannah Drake <hannah -at- formulatrix -dot- com>
To: Jim Witkin <jameswitkin -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:57:39 -0500

I would continue the version numbers -- because now you would have two
different manuals that start at version 4.3, for example. Plus, that way
users know it's not V1 of something. People don't necessarily like knowing
they're looking at a V1 -- of anything.


On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 8:31 PM, Jim Witkin <jameswitkin -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> I'm working on a manual that contains two primary sections: a technical
> description of the product and an installation section. The manual has
> gotten quite long and we've observed that the audience for each section is
> somewhat different. For example, installers don't need the 80 pages of
> technical description to install the product. Our plan is to split the
> manual in half and move forward with two manuals each with its own revision
> track. The current version number for the manual is v2.4. Question: When I
> split the manual should I start the version numbering at 1.0 for each of
> the two manuals? Or should the technical description manual maintain the
> previous numbering track and the installation manual start with new version
> numbering? Or vice versa? Or should both new manuals start with the
> previous manual's numbers and increment from there? Thx, Jim
>
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