> > What does that have to do with the build date? In my life as user, I didn't even > know > > what a build date was. I knew about a release date though. > > For the majority of cases, yes, a release date would suffice, although if somebody > has used an old build as a base and forked it / made improvements to it then > sometimes knowing when that version was built is handy too and that being automatic > means they can't forget to update it. > > Having no date at all is a bad idea IMHO. > > As I said elsewhere I'm actually surprised by the arguments against it given how > often we've found it to be such a useful thing in the very material we're emulating > (compile timestamps in the rom data etc. so we know precisely when a build is from > when the company forgets to update dates / version numbers elsewhere)
I thought we weren't talking about advanced users here? Why not just state what you want rather than try to manipulate everyone with a contrived argument?