[openssl-project] A proposal for an updated OpenSSL version scheme (v2)

Tim Hudson tjh at cryptsoft.com
Fri Sep 21 13:01:03 UTC 2018

Semantic versioning is about a consistent concept of version handling.

And that concept of consistency should be in a forms of the version - be it
text string or numberic.

That you see them as two somewhat independent concepts isn't something I
support or thing makes sense at all.

Our users code checks version information using the integer representation
and it should be in semantic form as such - i.e. the pure numeric parts of
the semantic version.

This is the major point I've been trying to get across. Semantic versioning
isn't about just one identifier in text format - it is about how you handle
versioning in general. And consistency is its purpose.

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