10.Jan.2019 - MHU Version String Definition

In the last years I see a wide range of different version string definitions. In the last years more and more one digit only versioning becoming more and more popular. See also Wikipedia.

I prefer the notation with three or more numbers but in a different meaning as common: <core>.<major>.<minor>[.<hotfix>]

The core version describes a common structure or technology change. Most of the time it's the same. The core version only changes if the central structure or idea is changed. E.g. if switching from 'all in one' to a modular architecture.

The major version will increase if for example all dependencies are updated and the project must be reorganised therefore.

The minor version will change for every bundle of hot fixes and changes.

The hotfix version will only be set if a small important fix is needed without to update the hole project.


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