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Old 08-22-2003, 04:03 PM   #1
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Version numbering standard?

I'm a n00b to programming (writing an OS loudspeaker calculator as a first project, in C and GTK+), but is there any standard to how one should go about assigning version numbers to different releases?


Old 08-22-2003, 04:18 PM   #2
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Not Really, use what every you want.

Usually though They go Major.Minor.

So first number major releases, Minor changes and bug fixes for the second number. Before the first full release ther usually marked 0 for the first number.

Beyonf that theres no Real guide. Use something obvious and sensible.

The LInux Kernels follow Major.Minor.Patch Although Minor usually isn't so Minor . The Even number Minors are stable the odd numbers are Alpha/Beta.
Old 08-22-2003, 04:47 PM   #3
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Depends how important it is if a change breaks compatability really. Things like the common linux compilation tools use 3+ levels of x.x.xx numbers, and yeah the kernel releases at least use the unstable/stable odd/even switching.

Whatever works best without using too many or few numbers, and allows for minor bugfixes to a release as well as huge complete rewrites.
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If your app is made up of DLLs/shared objects, the shared objects themselves should be versioned at outlined here:

Not all shared objects are named like this. I think it would make life simpler if they all were.



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