[wp-hackers] Plugin Version Increments

nick at ohrnventures.com nick at ohrnventures.com
Sat May 3 15:03:23 GMT 2008

I'm not sure if there is an industry standard, but this is the way I do it:

If I am fixing typos, small bugs, or correcting an error that happens in a
small number of configurations, I iterate the third number.

If I am adding features but not breaking the way any current functionality
works, I iterate the second number.

If I'm adding more than 2 features and backward compatibility might be
broken, I iterate the first number.

A script is released < 1.0 if the author considers it "beta" and not
completely finished.

Nick Ohrn

> Is there any industry or WordPress preferred method for version number
> increments?
> I've never released code to the public before that had the potential of
> future revisions. What determines if a script goes from 1.0 to 1.1 or
> 1.1.1
> or 2.0? Also, what determines if the initial script is released < 1.0?
> If there is no "standard", why do you do it like you do?
> Thanks,
> Glenn Ansley
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