Originally posted by MacCrazy
Also what were they going to call it - iTunes 4.9.1? or 4.95? 5 makes more sense as you can also distinguish between versions - 5 represents the end of brushed metal.
4.10, duh. It's not a decimal number. You can have 4.427 if you want, and it's the 427th minor version of major build 4.
Why does everyone get so confused about this?? I mean, obviously 10.4.2 isn't a decimal number, since it has *TWO* decimal points. So why does anyone assume that it follows the rules of decimal math??
Again, for the those just joining the class...
Build numbers are given in the form X.Y.Z.
X is major build: major changes to the UI or under the hood code base
Y is minor build: new features
Z is bugfix: fixes bugs, *might* include minor new features
The three numbers are independent of one another.
It's iTunes 5 because a) the UI changed. Not a lot though, and it's more because of b) it uses QuickTime 7, which is a pretty big bump. iTunes 5 on Windows == QT7 on Windows == H.264 on Windows. Prepping the masses for the video revolution. Muahahahaha.