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

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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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What is the best way to handle product versioning and branching of long term projects?

In a general sense, for long term projects that may have multiple releases during the products life cycle and require support of previous products, what is the best way to handle product versions and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What exactly is the build number in MAJOR.MINOR.BUILDNUMBER.REVISION

What I think about Build Numbers is that whenever a new nightly build is created, a new BUILDNUMBER is generated and assigned to that build. So for my 7.0 version application the nightly builds will ...
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Summary of differences between Java versions?

What are the major differences in between Java version in terms of software development? Where can one find a summary of the most important changes related to programming? The Release Notes such as ...
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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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Handling database schema changes when pushing new versions

During times of heavy development, the database schema changes both rapidly and continuously, and by the time our weekly push to the beta build comes around, the schema has changed so much that the ...
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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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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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Keeping test and release version numbers in sync

I'm currently beta-testing an iPhone app. Right now I have sent out the first beta-test for my users and I have labeled that release as 1.0 for my testers. Now since the testers have tested the app ...
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Why is Java version 1.X referred to as Java X?

I saw that Java 1.2 is also known as Java 2. Do "Java 1.x" and "Java x" (for example "Java 1.6" and "Java 6") refer to the same version of Java? And if yes, why the need for this duality?
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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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Useful versioning scheme for a git project? [duplicate]

I have a small github project, which I need to add an option to to output some version number on the commandline. The problem is I have no idea how to "compute" the version number. Is this some ...
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Forked a project, where do my version numbers start?

I have forked a project and have changed lots of it. This fork isn't just a small feature change here and a buried bug fix there, its a pretty substantial change. Only most of the core code is shared. ...
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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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Semantic versioning for desktop applications

I can easily follow the Semantic Versioning recommendations if I develop a library or API, but what if the developed product is a website or a desktop application? When would you increment a major ...
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What does CR mean in version numbers?

Hibernate has CR postfix in their releases for the 4.0 version of hibernate, for example 4.0.0.CR7. What does the CR part mean? When would I use this kind of release numbering?
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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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Date as software version number

Software developers don't typically use date as version number, though YYYYMMDD format (or its variances) looks solid enough to use. Is there anything wrong with that scheme? Or does it apply to ...
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Are there any drawbacks to the Major.Minor.YMDD.Build version strategy?

I'm trying to come up with a good version strategy to fit our specific needs. We've proposed settling on this and I wanted to ask the question to see if anyone's experience would suggest avoiding this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In the context of semantic versioning, does a change in the default configuration warrant a new major version?

My module is enabled by default (i.e. when you add the module). There's also a configuration you can optionally use, which supports an enabled="true|false" setting. This way the module can be disabled ...
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Using <= for every dependency in case of following semantic versioning idea

As Semantic Versioning (and common sense) declares - the major version is incremented in case if non backward compatible change is introduced. Now let's assume we have a project called Project that ...
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Semantic Versioning and splitting apart a library, providing a bundled build

I've got a nice, fairly popular JavaScript library that is following Semantic Versioning. The current library has a few dependency libraries, which are available either as separate downloads or as ...
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Continuous Integration with Bamboo and Maven, Managing Version Numbers?

I am currently developing a product that is broken up into a few main parts: A Server, an Android client, a Desktop client, and a class library for providing common data structures. Currently my team ...
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Is Python Cookbook for python 2.4 applicable to python 2.7.5?

My college has a course on Introduction to programming using python and we are using Python 2.7.5. I would like to know if it will be helpful to read Python Cookbook which is for python 2.4? There ...
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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: ...
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When do you change your major/minor/patch version number? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What “version naming convention” do you use? Do you change your major/minor/patch version numbers right before you release or right after? Example: You just ...
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Using two versions of a class in the same code

At my job, in our core project, we have a Validation class that has been evolving with the years. And ee have an old project with an User class that uses an old version of the Valdiation class. And ...