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Versioning is the way in which successive versions of the same software are identified using unique version names or unique version numbers.

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Deploying two major versions of a spring boot java app with the same pod in kubernetes

We have a spring boot java application that is deployed using kubernetes . It mostly runs background jobs. We have two different groups of customers . The requirement is that when we do a major ...
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Git Flow best practice for quarantine snapshot to staging environments (dev, test, prod)?

I have a CI pipeline that creates snapshot artifacts with constant version numbers after each commit to the development branch. Then the snapshots are deployed to the stages (dev, test) sequentially ...
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Identify downsides: versioning auto-generated Terraform source code [closed]

HINT: the purpose of this question is to identify downsides for the scenario described. If something is a downside, then it should be quantifiable and it should clearly have a negative impact. ...
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How to go about version numbers in a C# solution

My current situation: I would like to apply this to a solution containing multiple projects (one executable and different libraries) in C#. Additionally, I have a project that packs the executable, ...
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Compare version numbers

I need to compare versions of a software. The requirement is that I need to know if a given version is older (smaller), same or newer (higher) than another one. The version format is XX.X.XX where: ...
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Is there any benefit/viability to sharing models across API versions that have differing schemas

I have been asked to get involved with a Team that is currently having delivery issues for various reasons. During my review I came across an acceptance criteria on a user story; If you call v1 of ...
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Automated API Versioning

I did research about this and I'm facing with two challenges: how to handle version deprecation in my CI/CD pipeline, when we have more than one major versions officially functional and others ...
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Is a 'base' file always necessary when doing a merge?

Are there any algorithms that can do or suggest merges without requiring the "base" file, the most recent common ancestor of the two file versions that we want to merge? Is a manual merge ...
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Is there a name for this partially ordered versioning scheme?

Versions are on the form: x.y.z.[..] Where these letters are numbers and there are arbitrarily many of them. The first version is 1. The next one is 2. The only time when you branch out to the next ...
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How to modify workflow to allow multiple features per release?

This question is inspired by comments on this recent question. In that question I asked about a version tagging workflow. A few commenters suggested it was a little strange that I'm tagging and ...
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How to automate version bumping, when version bumping involves changes in source code and a git tag?

I have a small open source package and I'm trying to automate parts of the release life cycle. I am very confused about how to automate version bumps. Here's the relevant information about my version ...
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When should release versions be bumped?

I want my projects to be SemVer compliant. I follow a trunk-based development approach. I also want to keep things as simple as possible. I assume that each commit on main (default branch) is a ...
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How to use versions-maven-plugin with shared contracts?

Context: We have Java maven Multi Microservices Project. The structure for each microservice is a contracts package and a service package. When we update a version of a specific microservice the ...
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Do you increment software version when updating non-functional parts of the code such as deployment scripts or README file?

Currently, my repo contains application code and what I call non-functional files, which include deployment scripts, README file, build system requirements, dependencies etc. These files are released ...
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How to seperately deploy two components of the presentation layer that both make use of one business component?

Context I have a multi-tiered architecture that contains 2 presentation layers, one business layer and one data layer. See image below for a visualisation. Here you can see that there are two ...
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How do you deploy and test a hotfix repo branch in different environments, Git Flow variants

I have done thru where do bug fixes go in git flow and the git flow and github flow pages. There are scenarios many times when we need to show demo of new functionality and on same day fix issues of ...
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How to decide when to increase the minimum supported C++ standard version?

I'm maintaining a library written in C++, which offers modern-C++ bindings for another API that's C-ish (it's this one, although I'm trying to make this question somewhat more general). Now, when I ...
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How do I control many datasets that are related and can change independently?

Background: I'm a scientist working with a small team on data analytics. No one on our team has any experience with software engineering, though I'm trying to change that. Suppose I have an array A ...
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Best way to handle versioning between a desktop product and a cloud product when one depends on the other

Let's say that there are two products, product A and product B. Product A is a desktop product that customers download and install locally on their machine. This product follows a typical versioning ...
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What is the most efficient approach about dependencies versions?

Recently I had many problems opening old projects, which had all dependencies in package.json defined with ^ x.y.z. When I pull the code and run npm install the dependencies are installed but I will ...
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Keeping version parity between platforms

I'm in the mobile development domain and I use semantic versioning to version my releases. I keep both versions the same as long as new builds are released for both iOS and Android platforms at the ...
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Low maintenance approach to handling versioning and git

What is a good way of handling version bumps in git history? The best approach that I've found so far is something like this: Version is specified in one of the source files (e.g. Python's __version__)...
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Guidance on rectifying a minor bump that should have been a major bump

We have product X which has the following semver versions: 1.0.0, 1.1.0, 1.2.0, ..., 1.10.0. In version 1.5.0, we introduced a feature which changes the way the application is consumed in a big way. ...
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How do I choose a versioning scheme when Semantic Versioning (SemVer) isn't appropriate?

All too often, I see people people pointing out flaws in Semantic Versioning (SemVer), or pointing out that it doesn't apply to huge categories of software. (See quotes below). In particular, SemVer ...
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What is the significance of reaching major version 1.0.0?

I have seen many open source projects being labelled as "not production ready" because they have not reached a major version e.g. 1.0.0 using semver. What is the significance of reaching ...
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What Semantic Version increment to use for a filename change?

I have a program that runs on command-line, let's call it myprogram 1.0.1. It's published on GitHub. Now I discovered that name already exist for a well-know software, so I want to change the name ...
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Static types and dependencies in trunk-based development

There're certain things in code that can't be conditional. Two very common examples: static types dependencies. You can't naturally enable/disable a feature that implies a new dependency or a new ...
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Semantic versioning on a dev dependencies change

There are a few threads about how to handle the version number with semver upon changes in dependencies (usually resulting in a +1 to the patch number). Mine is probably a corner case: what if you are ...
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What kind of version change is updating to a new .NET-version when using SemVer?

When updating to a new major version of .NET (in this case from .NET 5 to .NET 6) without needing to make any change other than selecting the new target framework in Visual Studio, does this warrant a ...
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Database versioning when testing layered design

Let's say there are two layers of an application: Business logic layer Data access layer Assume integration tests need to be written also for the Business logic layer. Alas tests that run against ...
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Keeping a fork of a repository up-to-date with upstream changes

I have a repository, which is a fork of a public project. The fork contains several additional commits with custom features - nothing fancy. Recently, I have been wondering what would be the best ...
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Should serializable classes have different serialization versions?

I am distributing a proprietary library that includes multiple serializable classes (serializable to a file). I want versioning to the serializable classes, i.e. when serializing I put the version ...
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Versioning JSON data in db

I'm curious if there are any obvious pitfalls to the following: I have a database table that, because it is storing many objects of various subclasses, I'm using a JSON field to hold the non-...
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Nuget Libraries - Avoid version Conflicts

we have a private nuget repo setup available for all department developers, each developers can contribute and deploy their own reusable library which gets uploaded for the entire dev team to use ...
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Version REST APi as a whole, or by endpoint

I had a discussion with a colleague of mine today regarding versioning of a REST Api. We currently have an API with support for versinong by providing the correct version in the URL. So for instance: ...
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Why doesn't golang have a version number built into go.mod

I've recently been learning go and the versioning system seems rather odd to me. Most languages / dependency management systems that I'm familiar with (like rust and cargo) have an explicit way to ...
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GitHub Versioning - Organizing Structure

I am making a JS library that creates graphs and charts using canvas. I have hosted it on GitHub as a public repository. So after looking at some other related questions, I have figured out two ...
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Semantic versioning for SPA applications with a RESTful backend

I am building an Angular web application with a RESTful backend. I plan on using semantic versioning to differentiate between different releases. I've already read a bit about how to implement ...
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REST API Per-Method Versioning

New to writing REST APIs. Had a question about versioning. Let's say that we have a service with the following methods: Search <- Given some data, it will perform a search Billing <- Given a ...
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Should a major version increase indicate cutting-edge or rounded-out?

I'm working on a FOSS library whose versions are all 0.x.y . I am wondering when to bump the version up to 1.0. On the one hand, the switch from 0 to 1 suggests a level of maturity, of the software ...
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Is changing the exception a method throws a breaking change for a library?

I have a library that I am distributing on maven in the new version I will be changing the exceptions some methods are throwing. Is this considered a breaking change? If this is the only change in the ...
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How to access version of a Java application programmatically when running from an IDE?

As far as I understand, the best practice for programmatic access to the version of a Java application is to: Specify version via build system (e.g. in Gradle). Include the version string as a ...
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Fix internal library versions or always use the latest one?

Given we have several data transformation applications, which e.g. load an image, do some calculation and save some output. They make use of several internal libraries (internal = developed at our ...
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How to manage ongoing development of two variants of the same library?

I'm the developer and maintainer of a FOSS C++ library, call it libfoo. There used to be just one variant of it; and I've made several numbered releases. Last year, I've created a second variant of ...
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Version naming for source code with multiple build targets

I have a Java library which is deployed automatically to Maven central. Right now this library has Java-1.8 target SDK, I want to continue releasing source code with this target and add new target ...
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How to version modules that depend on different framework versions

I work as a Website developer. We use a framework for building the backend of our sites. This framework recently released a new major version with lots of breaking changes. We have some sites using ...
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Dealing with queries on versioned data

I have a dataset stored in ElasticSearch, only for searching purposes (the source of truth is external). Each index has an associated schema and there are associated queries. From time to time, the ...
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Why is master branch important in GitHub flow?

First let me phrase my understanding of GitHub flow before asking the question: In GitHub flow, we have a main branch, and feature/topic/bugfix/whatever branches branching off that main branch. Once ...
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Component Versioning - What is the importance and what are the advantages?

In my group we are debating whether to version each one of our system components or not. While I find many talk about "how" to version each component (semver for example) I don't find enough ...
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How to set up 2 versions of Single Page Application and serve the right version to users based on the backend setting?

We develop a Single Page Application (SPA) for enterprise clients. When we deploy a new version of our SPA we would like to upgrade a subset of clients whilst leaving the other clients on the more ...
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