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

  1. MAJOR version when you make incompatible API changes
  2. MINOR version when you add functionality in a backward compatible manner
  3. PATCH version when you make backward compatible bug fixes

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

(Preston-Werner n.d.)



Preston-Werner, Tom. n.d. “Semantic Versioning 2.0.0.” Semantic Versioning. Accessed August 29, 2023.