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Version Numbering Formats
« on: January 08, 2008, 09:06:27 PM »
First things first: be original. Don't worry about getting laughed at.

Here are some formats, you can get the general idea:

This is suggested by Susys:
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i made up of a simple formula for this:

X.Y.E

X: The product version

Y: Product minor version

E: Minor enchants to the product

EX:

2.5.9

the 2 meand thers about 2 chapters in the game.
the 5 means ther are about 4 extra side quests and 1 extra feature.
the 9 meand thers 9 extra item or skills.

now when the 5 becomes a 10 you have to make 2 a 3
and if the 9 becomes a 20 change the 5 to a 6

and if u want 4 numbers

2.5.9.500

the first 3 numbers r the same

the 500 is like how close you it is to make the 2 a 3 (out of 1000 or you can make it out of a %)

Falcon's method:
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Here's what I use.

A.BC

A = Complete Rewrites
B = Functional Additions
C = Bug Fixes

Blizzard's method:
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I usually use only 2 numbers.

v.a

v - main version
a - minor version

I change v only when I come with a to 9 or I overwork the complete code and change half of it. I only managed to get with a to 9 with my party switcher. When I fix some really minor bugs or add some vers imple options, I add a third number

v.ab

Only in big stuff I use four numbers

v.a.b.c

v - main version
a - grand changes (my Blizz-ABS will be 1.1.0.0 when I've done all the stuff I wanted)
b - normal changes
c - any little change

That's what I use for my game and my Blizz-ABS only so far. And I usually don't add a "b" like "v1.4b" when I release a script the first time. I add it when I fix the first bugs that come up when somebody tries it out. It means "beta", lol! I don't use the "b" when I use 4 numbers though.

Fantasist's method (it's me, lol):
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I think I'll use a.b.c.
a - Major changes/rewrite, the main version number.
b - Minor changes and enhancements.
c - Really minor changes, which are not worth mentioning.

Bug fixes are added to either a, b or c depending on the severity of the bug.

mastermoo420's suggestion (really amusing):
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Or, you can plainly go for the gusto. Start out with v1 and just make it v1.0 with as many .0's as you want. Then when you go on, you can make it look professional with things such as v1.1.3 when all you've really done is add a line of code :V But the main thing, I suppose, is to go with the flow.
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Re: Version Numbering Formats
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2008, 10:33:06 PM »
I admit the I catch myself sometimes thinking stuff like "Yeah... Blizz A.B.S. two dot zero... now, that sounds awesome... Chaos Project... Final Demo... one dot six dot two dot zero... yeah... I'm great..."

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Re: Version Numbering Formats
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2008, 11:10:42 PM »
nice colection!

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Re: Version Numbering Formats
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008, 01:28:44 AM »
I admit the I catch myself sometimes thinking stuff like "Yeah... Blizz A.B.S. two dot zero... now, that sounds awesome... Chaos Project... Final Demo... one dot six dot two dot zero... yeah... I'm great..."

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lol I might use a forumula with even more numbers and so I can have some self love for me :P
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Re: Version Numbering Formats
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2008, 08:20:40 AM »
I cant understant it.
I really suck at numbers.  :-[

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Re: Version Numbering Formats
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2008, 05:04:21 AM »
This is quite conveniant

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Re: Version Numbering Formats
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2008, 06:47:45 AM »
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I admit the I catch myself sometimes thinking stuff like "Yeah... Blizz A.B.S. two dot zero... now, that sounds awesome... Chaos Project... Final Demo... one dot six dot two dot zero... yeah... I'm great..."

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I know, it feels good :)

EDIT: Should this go into Tutes?
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Re: Version Numbering Formats
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2008, 07:26:48 AM »
hmm yeah I think so as it's a tut on the way to describe how you make versions
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Re: Version Numbering Formats
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2008, 10:17:08 AM »
It was in tutes in the old forum, but it's not really tute, all I say is 'be original', right? It's just a collection of formats for people to get an idea.
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Re: Version Numbering Formats
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2008, 12:37:41 PM »
I think it's fine here. It's a discussion about RM, isn't it?
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Re: Version Numbering Formats
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2008, 12:53:55 PM »
yeah :P I suppose doesn't really matter either way
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Re: Version Numbering Formats
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2008, 01:19:55 PM »
Yeah, it's fine here.
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Re: Version Numbering Formats
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2008, 01:40:25 PM »
i like the one suggested by susys.. i dont know why.. it just makes it seem... proffesional... :)

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Re: Version Numbering Formats
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2008, 11:22:11 PM »
Kinda puts thing in better perspective...

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« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2008, 11:28:21 PM »
yea.

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« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2008, 12:49:36 PM »
Heh, mastermoo's is the most amusing, but these are pretty useful. I don't think a lot of beginners actually follow any sort of guidelines when it comes to this, and just sorta toss some numbers and dots in every now and then to make it look professional.

I use the same format that Falcon stated, it works the best for me. If I use any less/more numbers I completely throw myself off and just end up switching back to this format.



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« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2008, 01:30:59 PM »
Heh, mastermoo's is the most amusing, but these are pretty useful. I don't think a lot of beginners actually follow any sort of guidelines when it comes to this, and just sorta toss some numbers and dots in every now and then to make it look professional.
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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2008, 04:27:49 PM »
can we use version numbering like v0.1 and stuff like that? ???

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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2008, 07:10:23 PM »
Yeah, They're alphas, still under development. I personally use "Alpha 1" instead of v0.1.
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Re: Version Numbering Formats
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2008, 07:49:28 PM »
Some exception that I use is Proto Version. Proto Version 1 is the first working form of a part of the script. Like, my path finder for Blizz-ABS was Proto Version 4 before I implemented the final version into the Blizz-ABS with the dynamic updater that prevents lag.
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