As Play! Framework has been definitely divided into 1.x+ vs. 2.x+ versions, that would be quite useful if users could tag their questions with exact version also for 1.x, (in opposite to existing tag)


As I can see, there are 2 new tags now for Play version 1.x: , and .

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    So... you want a separate playframework-1.x tag aside from the regular playframework tag? Will this be all that helpful?
    – animuson StaffMod
    Apr 18, 2012 at 22:32
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    Yes, that's my suggestion. Play Framework has two simultaneous branches 1.x and 2.x and both are valid (still maintained). There's a lot of questions on SO tagged with playframework only, and there is not clear if user is asking in context of 1.0 or 2.0 version of Play. Similar approach is currently suggested at Google Groups for Play Framework.
    – biesior
    Apr 18, 2012 at 22:45
  • More info on version-specific tags
    – ughoavgfhw
    Apr 18, 2012 at 22:46
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    @ughoavgfhw: That's the clue: Play Framework's versions differs as much that, they CAN NOT be mixed in any way.
    – biesior
    Apr 18, 2012 at 22:49
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    If this tag is created it should be named playframework-1.x - with the x since we're currently on 1.2.4, and not 1.0..
    – mbknor
    Apr 19, 2012 at 7:56
  • Can we reach a decision plz? My vote goes to the first answer, two tags playframework-1 & playframework-2, no need for the -x.
    – Zenklys
    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:34

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My vote is for two tags only:

playframework-1.x -> this branch is mostly backward compatible between minor versions



According to some discussions on the playframework mailing list the 1.x branch is considered "feature-complete"; there will only be maintenance releases. There's no point for 1.0, 1.2, etc tags.


Hm, I do not really agree here. I've been retagging a lot of questions recently before reading this post. I've been tagging :

  • playframework for 1.x
  • playframework-2 for 2.x

Creating two tags playframework-1.x and playframework-1.2 is ridiculous. There is no difference between them. Plus the whole point of tagging is that the tag is popular and might help the question be answered. If you create many tags, they will be less used, thus less popular and tagged questions less answered.

EDIT : After a little digging, searching, thinking, my suggestion. Three tags :

  1. playframework : The general tag for general purposes, architectural, comparing between versions and other.
  2. playframework-1.x : Playframework 1 related questions
  3. playframework-2.x : Playframework 2 related questions

EDIT : I don't know, but when I see this, I think it is about time we reach a decision. In order not to mess up the whole tagging.



Maybe merge all 1.x tags into 1.0? So there will be 3 tags: 1.x, 2.x and general one.

Are 1.1 and 1.2 so different between each other, and 2.0, so should exists independently?

  • That was my initial intenion
    – biesior
    Apr 19, 2012 at 8:13
  • No need for the general tag, as said before, the two versions are totally different and there no points common to both versions.
    – Zenklys
    Apr 19, 2012 at 8:57
  • @Zenklys: Do you know any precedent on SO to do not have a general tag at all? Apr 19, 2012 at 9:06
  • No, but why would you need a general tag if there is nothing common between the different versions?
    – Zenklys
    Apr 19, 2012 at 9:09
  • @Zenklys: I don't believe they are SO different. Apr 19, 2012 at 9:39
  • I work with both versions, Play 1.x since about a year and a half. Play 2 since January and the RC release. I can garantee you, there are very few points common between each version. Questions related to version 1 are really version 1 specific. And same for the version 2.
    – Zenklys
    Apr 19, 2012 at 11:33
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    The general tag (playframework) is the one with links across the interweb, including www.playframework.org/community. Aren't we slightly braking the internet by not including the current version with the general one? I certainly vote for a general, 1.x and 2.x tag and keeping within Jeff's version answer , but not for not including 2.x answers within in the general tag.
    – flurdy
    Apr 19, 2012 at 12:48

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