What is SemVer or Semantic Versioning?

In the Linux world, kernel releases follow MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH version format.

Semver is a similar concept. It advises to follow a simple set of rules:

  1. Major version is changed for incompatible changes.
  2. Minor versions are changed for new functionality
  3. Patch version is changed after bug fixes.

Versions are always incremented and reset to zero:

  1. Patch version is set to zero if the Minor version is changed
  2. Patch and Minor versions are set to zero if the Major version is changed.



Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: