Earlier, I did some research on how to set version number to a software. I would like to share one of the most common formatting convention called Semantic Versioning (SemVer).
SemVer has the following format:
1.4.3 (12ACF) <- Build number, should correspond with a revision in source control ^ ^ ^ | | | | | +--- Minor bugs, spelling mistakes, etc. | +----- Minor features, major bug fixes, etc. +------- Major version, UX changes, file format changes, etc.
A common instance of SemVer:
3.8.5 - Demonstrating the third major release, eighth minor and fifth patch version.