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.
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!
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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PFPRZQL