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TiddlyWiki5 Versioning

12th September 2014 at 2:26pm

Each release of TiddlyWiki5 is identified by a version number that complies with the Semantic Versioning 2.0.0 standard.

TiddlyWiki Core Version

According to the standard:

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

MAJOR version when you make incompatible API changes,
MINOR version when you add functionality in a backwards-compatible manner, and
PATCH version when you make backwards-compatible bug fixes.
Additional labels for pre-release and build metadata are available as extensions to the MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH format.

Alpha and Beta versions

While in alpha TiddlyWiki5 uses the pre-release label "alpha", for example:


Each new alpha or beta release will bump the PATCH version number. This breaks the strict semantics of versioning because PATCH increments are supposed to be reserved for compatible changes.

Note that prior to 5.0.1-alpha, TiddlyWiki5 used version numbers formatted as 5.0.0-alpha.19. The change was made to enable the upgrade mechanism to recognise plugin updates from the version information.

Interim versions

During development when a new release is being prepared, the pre-release label is set to prerelease.

Plugin Versions

Version numbers

TiddlyWiki5 uses the version information attached to plugins for determining which of two plugins is more recent during an upgrade or import. The pre-release label is ignored when performing these comparisons.