One of the changes in the last release was the introduction of three component
X.Y.Z version numbers in place of the old
X.Y numbers. These are slowly being rolled out across all the modules in an effort to approach proper semantic versioning for SLiMSuite. (Due to the somewhat organic nature of its development, it may never reach full semantic versioning.)
2015-01-07 onwards, therefore, version number changes should indicate the nature of the change following
MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH version numbering:
MAJORversion increments when a backwards-incompatible change is made. Typically a major change to input/output or core module/class structure.
MINORversion increments when functionality is added in a backwards-compatible manner.
PATCHversion increments when bugs are fixed or minor functionality added in a backwards-compatible manner.
Under the old
MAJOR.MINOR version numbers,
PATCH changes were treated as
Regrettably, due to modular structure of
SLiMSuite, the main program modules will not always have
PATCH version increments when the underlying modules are changed. The plan is to make sure that the main
SeqSuite modules do increment with a new release to reflect changes. In the meantime, please contact the author if you have any questions or unexpected behaviour.