I want to propose renaming Shotgun’s Version entity to something more fitting, because it really does not hit any definition of “Version”. Everyone I met so far was (or still is) confused by it, till they were able to wrap their head around it.
So “Version”, to me, can mean one of two things:
- Creating a incremental backup of whatever you are working on. (“I saved a new version of my work file.”)
- Creating a variation of something. (“I created a version of that tree. So now we have treeA and treeB.”)
So where does Shotgun’s “Version” fit in there? I think nowhere. A Shotgun Version is a movie or image that can be reviewed ( a Reviewable Media) . That’s it. Yes, it can be connected to some sort of Version, but that is not a good reason for naming it that way.
I know very well that this is not trivial to change and it implies a lot of cumbersome hacks or workarounds.
The point of this proposal is to check if I am the only person who gets annoyed by this or if there are enough people who feel the same way.