I think for these specific tags it might be better to come up with an agreed upon format rather than let everyone come up with it on the fly. Some quick examples being Joomla! 2, Joomla 2.5.x, J3, 2.5.x, j2.5, j2.5.x, joomla 3.

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    Since the site is all about Joomla, should we go a more general approach and use something like v2.5 or version 2.5. Though I can see where we might have to distinguish between CMS versions and Framework versions too... Commented Apr 22, 2014 at 20:37
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    @DavidFritsch Good point. I hadn't though about distinguishing between CMS and Framework versions.
    – TryHarder
    Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 1:53
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    I think we'll need a minimum of the following to start with: v1.0, v1.5, v1.6, v1.7, v2.5, v3.x Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 4:42
  • I am for @NeilRobertson approach Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 7:48
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    I second @NeilRobertson's approach, but maybe we should use 'cms' instead of the 'v' to differentiate between cms and framework later
    – fruppel
    Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 8:55
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    I like the short version of @NeilRobertson too but a prefix for cms and framework like cms-3.2 and fw-1.0 would be more clear in the future. Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 9:25
  • Good catch @HaraldLeithner Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 11:05
  • @HaraldLeithner That's looking good
    – fruppel
    Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 13:41

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I will try to form an answer that we could use in the help page...

Suggested version tags

  • cms-1.0
  • cms-1.5
  • cms-1.6
  • cms-1.7
  • cms-2.5
  • cms-3.x
  • cms-3.1
  • cms-3.2
  • cms-3.3
  • cms-3.4
  • cms-3.5

  • fw-1.0

For mysql and compatible sql servers like mariaDB or Percona Server - mysql-5.0 - mysql-5.1 - ...

  • postgres-9.0
  • postgres-9.1
  • ...

  • mssql-

  • ...

For Apache - apache-2.2 - apache-2.4

For PHP - php-5.3 - php-5.4 - ...

and so on... a little bit pointless to write this down ;-)

the better question is should this be enforced or should synonyms be used?

  • Edit: I'm a dullard. I was saying something about hyphens but it looks like they're required to tie the tag together. Shame. So this looks good! :)
    – Toni Marie
    Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 17:13
  • This is good but I don't think we gain anything by making people break down stack versions. I think simply having PHP or MYSQL will make those tags much more useful.
    – Spunkie
    Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 19:16
  • Maybe true, it shouldn't be to complicated Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 19:19
  • @ToniMarie It's funny you mention the hyphen. I would remove it too.
    – TryHarder
    Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 23:28
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    I think we should have at least the cms- and fw- tags. Maybe more tags (for MySQL, PHP,...) are too complicated.
    – fruppel
    Commented Apr 24, 2014 at 5:14
  • @fl0r I agree with you
    – TryHarder
    Commented Apr 26, 2014 at 0:28
  • Would jfw be better than fw? I've seen a few framework questions that are not talking about the joomla framework.
    – TryHarder
    Commented Apr 26, 2014 at 14:25
  • The issue with this cms-2.5 & co. tags are that they are also used for SEO. And cms-2.5 has no SEO value, as anybody will search for Joomla 2.5. It will appear in the title of each question. Commented May 1, 2014 at 11:16

I would go with something like:

  • joomla1.5
  • joomla2.5 (as a synonym for joomla1.6, joomla1.7)
  • joomla3.x (as a synonym for joomla3.0, joomla3.1, joomla3.2)
  • framework1.x (as a synonym for framework1.0, framework1.1 etc.)
  • joomla1.5 doesn't say anything because it a year there is maybe a joomla framework 1.5 version. Personally I like short and structured tags (a separator between a word and a number) Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 19:21
  • Well, at this point in time Joomla is better known for the CMS, not the framework, so while your comment is fair, it will come more handy this way, I think. Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 20:16
  • I think you both have valid points. I would use the shortened tag though, but clearly differentiate between the framework and the cms. If we used suggested tags, when someone types joomla we could perhaps show the shortened cms tag.
    – TryHarder
    Commented Apr 24, 2014 at 0:32

Using J1.5 and J15 on the forum. Suggest to use FW1 for Framework, would have preferred F1 but that is easily confused with function keys. Suggest to use no - or . in the numbers. Not sure there needs to be more than: J25, J3 and J4 for the CMS. Can't say anything about framework or with the future packages. Not enough information available on that.

  • And what about JIssues?
    – sovainfo
    Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 23:27

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