ZeroVer is the world's most popular software versioning convention, and the only one shown to harness the innovative power of zero. The benefits are innumerable and the effects on the software world are profound.
Version 0.0.1 of ZeroVer was published by Mahmoud Hashemi, with help from Moshe, Mark, Kurt, and other patient collaborators, on 2018-04-01. ZeroVer is satire, please do not use it. We sincerely hope no project release schedules were harmed as a result of this humble attempt at programmer humor.
Software is hard. Versioning is nuanced. Creative projects rarely obey strict schedules. There are many reasons why software gets left in prerelease mode. But there's no shortage of yak to shave.
If your project has made the ZeroVer list, it definitely meets consensus criteria for having a public release. You've built something useful and great, and continuing to advertise prerelease status hurts adoption, especially for adopters trying to convince others that your software is as dependable as practice shows.
Here are recommended guidelines from two of the most popular versioning schemes:
In the spirit of things, let's make the ZeroVer criteria a bit more lighthearted:
For additional ZeroVer criteria, check out the submissions page.
Here's a Wikidata Query that helped find some notable 0ver users.
0ver.org may list some auspicious names, but it's not a very good look. If you're having trouble picking a version, or are stuck asymptotically approaching an "actual" release, do yourself a favor and slap a CalVer on it. You'll be in much better company.