richardsrussell

Version-Tracking Software

Discussion created by richardsrussell on Dec 6, 2018
Latest reply on Dec 6, 2018 by Brian Hamm

When I received the e-mail that said that the latest release of FileMaker Pro Advanced was now available for download, it identified it as "Version 17.0.3.304". I'm curious about the "304" part. Does that mean that FMI tried 303 previous configurations of the program before finally deciding that the 304th one was street-worthy?

 

More generally, how do other developers — who don't have FMI's in-house resources — keep track of the various versions of their own software projects — who's doing what on them, what they are or aren't compatible with, intermediate target and release dates, etc.? It sounds like a job for a good database-management tool, but I'm not aware of any to be found in the wild.

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