Inside joke? Industry practice? Why did Sketch 3.8 jump to Sketch 39?

11 months ago from , UI Desginer

I'm curious...where'd the decimal go? I've seen that in other apps too (Chrome did it, I think Firefox too).

Was there a legendary developer in the 80's who accidentally left out a decimal in a release, and now everyone else does it in honor?

Or does it mean they're no longer "beta" or something?

Thanks for your beautiful minds.


  • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, 11 months ago

    x.y.z version numbers are common for apps that have paid major updates, like Sketch used to.

    Apps that have different business models (free, subscription, or pay-for-a-year-of-updates), often use version number schemes that mimic the more gradual nature of their development.

    I think the version number format change is to reflect the new business model (pay and get a year of updates).

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