How do you use version numbers?
Similarly, you may ask, how do you use version numbering?
Reading version numbers
- If the major version is higher, your version is newer. If it is lower, your version is older. If it's the same, continue reading.
- If the minor version is higher, your version is newer. If it is lower, your version is older.
- Trailing zeros in the revision do count. Do not strip them.
Thereof, how is a version number defined?
A version number is a unique number or set of numbers assigned to a specific release of a software program, file, firmware, device driver, or even hardware. Typically, as updates and entirely new editions of a program or driver are released, the version number will increase.
MAJOR version when you make incompatible API changes, MINOR version when you add functionality in a backwards compatible manner, and. PATCH version when you make backwards compatible bug fixes.