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Should we remove the Version Number from the SciChart DLL?


Should we remove the Version Number from the SciChart DLL?

On Friday we sent out a mailshot with a 1-question survey for our user base:

Q: Should we remove the Version Number from the SciChart DLL Filename?

The results are not as clear-cut as you might think! Here are the results as of Sunday 15th June.

Screen Shot 2014-06-15 at 13.13.43


We are preparing to release v3.1 of SciChart, so we need to know fairly soon what you think.

  • Should the DLL (for this, and all subsequent releases) be named Abt.Controls.SciChart.Wpf.dll? If so vote Yes!
  • Should the DLL for this release be named Abt.Controls.SciChart.Wpf.3.1.dll? If so vote No!

If you’re still not clear what we’re talking about, see below!

Screen Shot 2014-06-15 at 13.27.13

What are the pros/cons?

  • Well, keeping a version number in filename leads to easy identification of File Version, no possibility of referencing an incorrect version / file clash and ability to have different parts of an application referencing different version(s) of SciChart.
  • Removing a version number leads to easier upgrades (drop in replacement, no need to re-reference in your Visual Studio projects) and possibility of starting a NuGet feed with automatic updates in the future.

We want to remove it. If you want us to keep it, we need a good reason, so use the comments!

If you haven’t voted yet, let us know soon. The survey is here:

Best regards,
[SciChart HQ]


By Andrew Burnett-Thompson | Jun 15, 2014
CEO / Founder of SciChart. Masters (MEng) and PhD in Electronics & Signal Processing.Follow me on LinkedIn for more SciChart content, or twitter at @drandrewbt.

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