> > You had a rant the other day about putting yourself in the shoes of ordinary users, > > and how being a dev can cloud that, this is a prime example, ordinary users prefer > to > > see a build date. > > Ordinary users need the version number, period. > > If they're building from Git, then they need the Git ID instead of the version > number, but either way the date doesn't come into it. I could build 0.115 today with > today's timestamp and the timestamp is going to be 100% useless for any practical > purposes.
but if you were to find a build of 115 with a much newer date than expected it tells you that it isn't a compile from when that version was released, but one that, for whatever reason, was compiled more recently, which is actually a useful piece of information.