Specified Versioning

June 17, 2015


Specified Versioning is a guide to choosing version numbers for software projects that designate tests as specification. It is an adaptation of Semantic Versioning.


Given a version number MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH, increment the:

  1. MAJOR version when you change existing tests
  2. MINOR version when you add new tests
  3. PATCH version when you don't change the tests

Additional labels for pre-release and build metadata are available as extensions to the MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH format.


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