Versioning is the way changes to programs deemed worthy of release are notated.

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Support Multiple versions of Mobile apps

We are building a suite of native mobile applications to supplement our existing application that currently only supports a web interface to the server. The application can be installed and hosted by ...
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Semantic versioning in Agile

Let's say I have 14 days sprint iterations where I have several stories for new features, few improvements and some bugs to fix. I also deploy those changes when they are ready, I'm not waiting for ...
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Is it good practice to store software version numbers in VCS?

A product version, such as v1.0.0.100, represents not only a unique production release of software, but helps identify feature sets and hotfix stages for said product. Right now I see two ways to ...
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How to treat bugs that users thought were a feature?

Question: What is the proper way to address a bug that an end-user thought was a feature? Elaboration: I'm guessing that if a large percentage of users expected it as a feature, it should be left ...
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In SemVer should I increase the version on every commit/accepted pull request

Running a community project. Have a few pull requests that have been made and the version of our product is currently 2.5.0 All 3 of the changes are feature adds but are backwardly compatible. Should ...
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How to mark next version in the source code? [closed]

We are developing a software that gets released every few months, and it is either a major version (1.0.x -> 2.0.0) or a minor version (-> 1.1.x). This version is visible in the software, say that we ...
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Incrementing version - During development? or after release?

I have what I believe is a largely subjective question, but I'm interested in how people handle the situation described below. There are many similar questions on programmer stack exchange but none ...
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In WCF, why would one deliberately use strict schema validation?

I'm reviewing best practices articles for WCF versioning. A lot of the recommendations revolve around one decision: "Are you using strict versioning? If so, treat every contract as immutable. If not, ...
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When and how to do a release?

Scenario I have a plugin for CakePHP 3, which I am working on and people are submitting bugs for it. I have an active development branch in develop to which I send pull requests from fix branches. I ...
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Version number for a pre release software that will be the second major release

If we have an app that is not finished already, but we release it, we use a version number like 0.x.x and when it is finished it will be published as 1.0.0. Now the app's latest version is 1.2.6 and ...
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Is there a metric for software stability for packages with few users?

Software packages usually get a label for stability, like 'alpha', 'beta', or 'stable', next to their version string. It seems the most used metric to decide which stage a package belongs to is the ...
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How do you differentiate software between TEST and PROD environments?

We have a TEST and PROD environment. TEST and PROD are nearly identical, and obviously software first ends up in TEST before getting approved to go to PROD. Our software is primarily Windows ...
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SOA: Make each level of a service stack a package (NuGet etc.)?

Say I have a service that has the following hierarchy: Controller Business Logic Data Adapter All of these make up a service that presents an HTTP API that can be used by other services. Together ...
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Why are FLOSS licences applied to files instead of diffs/deltas?

In the case of open source software development, where contributions build on previous work I would find it more sensible for each copyright holder to hold copyrights on the diffs/deltas he/she ...
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Are version numbers needed

We build a system which works as software as a service. Now I am wondering if it is needed to give the version number to the clients. For example Facebook doesn't give a version number neither does ...
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single app and multiple distributed service versions

The problem that I have is with versioning of a single mobile application (created with Cordova) and the WCF web services that it consumes. Situation: The latest version of the mobile app is always ...
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Versioning business rules

TL;DR Storing ever-changing business rules so that an app can behave like it did at moment X in the past. Can it be done? If so, how? Long version At this very moment, this is more of a thought ...
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Best practise to versioning Web Service WCF

I've a web service SOAP developed with WCF, there is a best practise to versioning it? when I change the contract I don't want to update all the client's referiments but I want simply publish a new ...
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Managing multiple versions of the same Android Library Project

I have an Android Library Project which I intensively used in a few projects. I started a new project in which I am also using this library. I want to improve some things in library (method ...
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Is it correct to keep version numbers of all components always the same?

We are planning to use a setup that uses several modules to complete a whole application, example modules include: The core (code shared by all other modules) The server The client (Windows, OS X, ...
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Why is build.number an “abuse” of semantic versioning?

I was explaining a proposed build system (Gradle/Artifactory/Jenkins/Chef) to one of our senior architects, and he made a comment to me that I sort of disagree with, but am not experienced enough to ...
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Comparing two software versions in C#

I´m working on a mod update checker for minecraft, but there is a big problem: The modders and online database that I´m using for update checks has no standard software versions e.g.: Local: ...
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Building software with version numbers

This is not a question about how to number versions. We have an application with a certain version numbering scheme. We also have a Jenkins CI server (soon to be replaced with Atlassian's Bamboo) ...
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Controlling version numbers in sprints [closed]

Traditionally software build numbers fit into the format Major Minor Release Build Where a Major version is implemented whenever there are breaking changes, Minor when new mini features are added, ...
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How to handle versioning with multiple independent pull requests in a Git repository?

Let's say Alice has a Git repository, and the version is kept track of inside the repository (let's say package.json for npm). Bob sends a pull request to Alice which increments the version number ...
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Architecture for maintaining/executing multiple versions of same strategy / functionality in live application

So I am working with a customer who has an older application that has quite a few interesting quirks. Among other things, it has its own code version system for business functions, by storing the ...
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Is the string “1.2.3f4” a standard format for version numbers?

The game development package Unity uses the following version numbering scheme: {major}.{minor}.{patch}{type}{number} With the following known types: a = alpha b = beta f = final Some examples: ...
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Is the version problem a nightmare in programming? [closed]

Let say you are building an app and you are using the latest library verion from a third party (say ver2.jar). Then you saw an example written 2 years ago, but that example uses the ver1.jar Now in ...
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versioning data schema in android internal storage

I am using Android's internal storage to hold data for my application and I am trying to find a good way to handle reading data of an older schema. For example, let's say I have serialized and written ...
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Versioning Strategy for Service Interfaces JAR

I'm building a service oriented architecture composed (mostly) of Java-based services, each of which is a Maven project (in an individual repository) with two submodules: common, and server. The ...
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Naming convention for classes that represents different versions of the same thing [closed]

Let's imagine I have an abstract class named ProtocolA that represents the basic operations to work with the protocol A. Such protocol is in version 1, but new revisions are expected in the future. ...
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Using words instead of numbers for versioning? [closed]

Would it be considered acceptable to use word compounds instead of numbers for version iterations? For example in a pattern: "[Adjective] [Noun]" The first version could be something like: ...
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Version number as a part of a file name

I see that some software have the version number included as a part of their file name, while others do not. I am more used to the latter type, and I think that is more popular, but I see the former ...
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Database version management on mobile apps

I am about to start building a mobile (iOS/Android) app that uses a local database (probably sqlite). Since this is my first "real" mobile app, I am wondering what the standard approaches are to ...
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Combining version numbers of app components

I have an app that is made up of multiple different components, each with their own version number and history. I would like to create a version number of the entire application, preferably somehow ...
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At what point is version control needed? [duplicate]

I work in embedded systems. Right now, my organization has two full-time programmers and two occasional programmers. It's rare that the same project is worked on by two programmers. All code is stored ...
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How to Name Different Branches with Identical Functionality in Semantic Versioning

For a software, I have two different branches, that only differ in using different library versions of a package, that my software uses. The API of this library has changed between the versions in a ...
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Does Implementing a New Function Imply A New Major Version?

I am currently developing a new library for RESTful web requests in Puredata, and am about to release version 1.0.0. This version will not implement all HTTP verbs, only GET, PUT, POST and DELETE. In ...
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Should experimental code be preserved? [duplicate]

Am am working on a small project for a USB device firmware. I started from a working example, and am gradually adding new functionality and testing things. However, the new functionality is not all ...
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Evolution versions of applications [duplicate]

Don't understand some things about evolution versions of some applications. Please tell me why, for example, firefox 26.0b1 released earlier than 25.0? What it means to "x" version? (5.x)? release ...
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Semantic versioning when fixing an important bug

I currently manage a library which has a lot of public usage, and I had a question about semantic versioning. I want to refactor one fairly important part of the library which is implemented ...
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WCF Versioning, Naming and Endpoint URL

I have a WCF Service and a Main Lib1. Say, I have a Save Profile Service. WCF gets data (with predefined data contract) from client and pass the same to the Main Class Lib1, generate response and ...
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GIT and different versions of a project: what are the best practices?

I'm very new in using GIT as a versioning system and despite a lot of searches, I can't seem to really understand how to handle my scenario. I have this web project that needs to be developed in two ...
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Storing object-graphs with class-evolution in Java with transformation (long time archiving)

Abstract A common problem is to store objects (with graph), and to load them back. This is easy as long the stored object representation matches the executing code. But as time goes by, requirements ...
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Does changing the name of a namespace count as a MAJOR change in semantic versioning?

I'm writing a C++ library, and according to this site here: http://semver.org/, I should increment the MAJOR version when I make incompatible API changes. Is changing the name of a namespace ...
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Versioning and deploying dependent systems

I need some best practices or experiences of developer teams who had to treat the same issues I have at the moment =) Our company is developing a client software for years. The one and only ...
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Naming a release

OS X 10.9 not just called 10.9 but also Mavericks. iOS7 is just called iOS7. Android releases are named after sweets. What is the rationale of giving a name to a release version? What are the ...
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When should I increment version number?

I didn't learn programming at school and I do not work as a (professional) developer, hence a lot of basics are not quite clear to me. This question tries to clarify one of them. Now let's suppose ...
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Workflow versioning

I believe I have a fundamental misunderstanding when it comes to workflow engines which I would appreciate if you could help me sort out. I'm not sure if my misunderstanding is specific to the ...
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Git Staging: When to stage? What to do if modification occurs afterwards

I'm rather new to the broad world of Git. I have read the manual and have been practicing but I am confused about few aspects of it, which I couldn't figure out after searching for. I'm wondering: ...