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The actual nature of the product itself is what ultimately matters, of course, and I hear your's is outstanding, so good work.

It's a less-important issue and just a convention, not a law, but normally v1.36.12 tells me "focused on stability and just working--boring but rock-solid", while 2.0.0 tells me "first release of great, new features--amazing but don't put too much weight on it yet". I wouldn't ordinarily think of 2.0.0 as the most-stable version of 1.x with 2.0.1 being the less-stable introduction of the great, new features.

I would think the opposite can often be the case. Usually a major version is where you get to remove a load of unused features since you can make breaking changes.

Removing features could itself cause issues, and when you put that with adding new features/backwards 2.0.0 releases are almost never as "rock solid" as a 1.0.0 with a bunch of minor/patch versions as long as you're using semver.

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