10.4.10 not such a sane version number after all

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Fahrwahr, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. Fahrwahr macrumors member

    May 23, 2007
    Southeastern U.S.
    It appears that the version string, which is normally only four characters separated by commas, is now five characters long, so some programs erroneously see the version as 10.4.1 -- ha ha! So Apple breaking with normal decimal convention IS coming back to bite… well, other developers and those who use their software, but still! :)

  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water...

    There was a huge collective sigh of relief when we thought this argument was settled but those pesky applications never listened.

    Good find. :)
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
  4. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    A few of my programs that expected 6 digit dates stopped working on 010100, erroneously thinking that computers (or perhaps people) hadn't been invented yet. The problem is with programmers who turn shortsightedness into conventions. The alternative would be to violate the 10.x convention for major updates or to have no updates.

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