How do you keep track of your
application's version number? Do you
have a formal definition of what each
number/character in that version
What do the different numbers/strings
in the application's version mean for
I use following:
Major - Major version is a definite release of the product. It increased when there are significant changes in functionality.
Minor - Minor version is incremented when only new features or major bug fixes have been added.
Upgrade/Patch - Upgrade refers to the replacement of a product with a newer version of product.It is incremented only when upgrade is provided on designated major release.Patch version starts with 0 and incremented only when bug has been resolved.
Build No - Build Number is incremented when new build is created.
- Do you use any automated updating
system in your apps (e.g. something
like Sparkle) and how good has it been
behaving for you?
We use building tool which automatically builds app at night which we call nightly build and this increases build number every time a build is created.
- Do you have a separate update
procedure for beta-testers or
pre-release testers of your app?
No. Tester tests over nightly build at every morning which we call BAT(Build Acceptance Test) and verify nightly build.