There has been debate and conversation regarding the Bitcoin Core version numbers for quite some time. There are many options and schemes for a software project’s version numbers and most people have felt the need to drop the leading 0 from the (current) version release of Bitcoin Core 0.15.1. The leading 0 can give the appearance that the project is still in a beta stage and not in production. That could not be further from reality and the decision has been made to finally update the version number.
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This PR paves the way for the upcoming version scheme change for Bitcoin Core.