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Re: [vox-tech] version numbers?



Norm Matloff wrote:
> This is a subject I've always wondered about, but which some of you know
> pretty well:  How does the author of a package determine version
> numbers when updating his/her software?
> 
> I've contributed a couple of packages the CRAN, the R software
> repository, and I'm about to update one of them.  It has the default
> version number in the software scheme in CRAN, 1.0.0.  The changes
> consist of (a) a small but important extension of capability and (b) a
> new example.  The extension consists of adding only a couple of lines of
> code, but it sets up the new example.  And that example has utility in
> its own right, so it ought to be called an application rather than an
> example.
> 
> So, what should my new version number be?  1.0.1?  1.1.0?
> 
> Norm
> 

It's actually a project by project decision. The typical is 1.0.x is a
bugfix and 1.x.0 is a feature add that doesn't break any backwards
compatibility and is considered a minor release.

For this case I would say 1.1.0 would be good for you.

Alex
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