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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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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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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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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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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One or multiple git repository [duplicate]

So we have different app, in different languages(ruby, php perl). Each app is separate from each other. They do use the same database not none of the code from each app is re-used in another app. What ...
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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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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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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 ...
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GIT Permissions [closed]

There is something not clear for me and this is how to prevent other people read my code. The thing is that I want people create their own branches but not to view the other's branches. If someone is ...
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API design and versioning using EJB

I have an API that is EJB based (i.e. there are remote interfaces defined) that most of the clients use. As the client base grows there are issues with updates to the API and forcing clients to have ...
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Best practices for versioning project after dependency upgrade

Say, my project have dependency N with version 1.0.0. Then something have changed, and I should depend on newer version - let it be 1.0.1. OK, I'm incrementing dependency version, nothing else ...
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How to name your application version so a user don't find out that it doesn't change during an update

I know it's a strange requirement but we want to create some version string which wouldn't change and that would prevent a user to notice that after an update, the version is the same as before. ...
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Providing users with program revision history information?

One limitation of a program that I maintain is that the end-users often don't know what changes have been made. To remedy this I would like to show my users a simplified list of changes made to their ...
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Organizing related projects and dependencies for nuget publishing

I've been working on writing .NET bindings for Rollbar, an error and message reporting service, like Airbrake. My library is working nicely and is published in the NuGet gallery. So now I want to ...
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Why are the version / build numbers different for Mylyn?

At projects.eclipse.org Mylyn Build 1.1.0 is slated for June 2013. At www.eclipse.org/mylyn The "news" says Mylyn 3.8.3 was released on March 1st. Why is there little or no correlation between the ...
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Should semantic breaking changes be tied to syntactic breaking changes?

Explanation First let me briefly define how I'm using terms (I might be bending their typical use a little): When I talk about semantic breaking changes, I'm referring to a change in the ...
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Proper name for a project supports 2 different release

Is there a technical name for a software project where the current and prior stable releases are both maintained?
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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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How to manage/control software versions? [duplicate]

I'm facing a problem to create a version control outline for several already existing software parts for my company. Until now no one - expect for the developers - knows that there are different ...
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[YYYY].[MM].[DD].[hh][mm] vs. [major].[minor].[revision] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What “version naming convention” do you use? I am currently debating between the traditional versioning convention [major].[minor].[revision] and my own, ...
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How to start a new major version of my application, but still keep the old version 'alive'

I have two applications, called A and B. The current version of these applciations are 7.x (some customers run 7.1, others run 7.2, ...). Both applications use a same common framework (let's call ...
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How do you achieve a numeric versioning scheme with Git?

My organization is considering moving from SVN to Git. One argument against moving is as follows: How do we do versioning? We have an SDK distribution based on the NetBeans Platform. As the svn ...