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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 12, 2019

Implement semantic versioning for ACS

Please start using semantic versioning for ACS releases.

The industry standard is to number releases as follows:
Given a version number MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH, increment the:

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.

Use Case:

Currently, significant functionality is being rolled out with patch-level increments. ACS should not still be at version 1.1

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jul 9, 2019

    Thank you for your suggestion. While parts of your suggestion have merit, we have chosen to use factors relative to our internal processes and support structure to determine each update's version number. Rather than relying on a version number to communicate content and compatibility, we provide a readme file with each update that includes a summary of notable items and features in that update. All of our updates are backward compatible with previous versions. If a specific item is not compatible with a previous version, that item will be explicitly noted in the readme file provided with each update. Our recommendation is that you should always be at the most recent update available.