Retag symfony-2.0 to symfony2
Right now there is a bit of a chaos if one has a look at the Symfony tags.
There is the tag symfony, which is most used right now (4198 questions). It holds no information about the major version, which is very bad, as version 1 and 2 are essentially different frameworks with almost nothing in common (well, they both use yaml files and swiftmailer, but thats about it). The description on the tag is clearly written with Symfony 1 in mind. People are using it for both versions, which makes this tag useless when filtering for specific information.
The tags symfony-1.2 (4 questions) and symfony1.4 (1326) all refer to the same major version. Their might be some specifics which changed, but overall it's the code base. Merging this tags into a symfony1 tag would be benefitial for everyone looking for information on Symfony 1.
Same situation: Their might be some specifics which will change between 2.0 and 2.1 (which is beta right now), but overall most questions asked with Symfony 2.0 in mind (3891) are valid for 2.1 (10 questions so far).
How to solve this dilemma?
From my point of view, there are some ways to solve this:
- "Deprecating" the symfony, adding a symfony1 and having all minor version tags be a synonym for the major version tag.
- Using the symfony for version 1 and the symfony2 tag for version 2, again making minor versions synonyms.
At least I would vote to somehow prevent people from using the generic symfony. Working with symfony everyday, it's annoying to have no tag to rely on. symfony is way to generic and one ends up with half the questions about the "wrong" framework.
Maybe more experienced people can contribute their knowledge on how such situations where solved in the past. I think solving this tag problem would make stackoverflow to a more valuable source of answers for symfony developers.