Here is my way of generating version numbers of an application:
The version number convention is:
- Major - a major version represents fundamental changes to the application, important feature(s) etc.
- Minor - a minor update means new feature extensions (e.g. adding new visual effects to an app) or new permission requests
- Patch - usually this is necessary for bug fixes or cosmetic changes (read: no new functionality to be added)
This means that a version could be 0.4.0, no “v” in front.
Once the version is established, create the git tag:
git tag -a "<major>.<minor>.<patch>" -m "tag description" # e.g. git tag "1.0.0" -m "First release"
and commit it:
git push origin "<major>.<minor>.<patch>"
Mind you that currently, the build script will show something like 0.4.0 -
<commit key> if you do further commits after the tag is created.
PS: I wrote this because it’s not something I do often and I end up looking online on how to tag and commit stuff…