With all of those new features and additions, why won't you guys just slap it as phpBB3.1? Though this may not be how phpBB has always run it, but this is a good marketing technique for phpBB3's public relations. That's how many other board companies like vB, IPB, and SM are doing. They add a little here and there with features. Then put a new layout or style. Boom! They name the software as the next upgraded one.
This brings more hype, and more people want to look at it and want to use it.
So along with the new features and add the phpBB3 SE style into the package, you got yourself a new phpBB3 updated version, phpBB3.1.
My supportive reasons are as listed:
1. PhpBB3's public relations and popularity will jump a bit more, by a great possibility of increase in its download numbers if we bring its hype to state that the version to be 3.1. There will be greater attraction to phpBB3 software.
2. Version 3.1 will be good because not much is required of core code changes to move it to version 4.0 yet.
3. There are too many tiny features or simple features added and large enough of changes that it shouldn't rest at version 3.0.6.
Maybe the phpBB team has already discuss this issue behind doors. And I'm not a developer to understand the software version system. So with my simple minded-ness, I only hope to build up phpBB3's reputation and publicity.
What do you guys think?