Semantic Versioning Specification (by semver)

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semver reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of semver. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-25.
  • Will I run into problems if I deploy an app where the minor version of the development environment is higher than the deployment environment?
    2 projects | | 25 Nov 2022
    Generally in Semantic Versioning, patch and minor versions are changes done in a backwards compatible manner. Not saying that this is always followed in practice though.
  • Advance Git - Git For GitOps
    3 projects | | 24 Nov 2022
    Git might be a version control system, but it doesn’t automatically create the kind of versions we’re more used to seeing, downloading, and interacting with — think milestones like v1.0, v4.0.8, v183.22.8, and more. These version numbers, whether you follow the semantic versioning scheme or any other, help you, collaborators, and end users understand the state of the software they’re creating or using.
  • Front-end Guide
    54 projects | | 23 Nov 2022
    There was also the problem of non-determinism in the installed packages via npm install. Some of our CI builds fail because at the point of time when the CI server installs the dependencies, it pulled in minor updates to some packages that contained breaking changes. This would not have happened if library authors respected semver and engineers did not assume that API contracts would be respected all the time.
  • [ANN] First release candidate for stack-2.9.3
    5 projects | | 22 Nov 2022
    Careful! That "^" syntax is compatibility according to PVP (NOT SemVer; PVP has an extra major component and no limit to sub-components). See under the heading "Version Constraints".
  • 📦 Everything you need to know: package managers
    2 projects | | 18 Nov 2022
    This object describes a dependency of our project on the myDependencyA library downloadable from the npm registry. Semantic Versioning here constrains the version of the library to be installed (here lower than 0.1.0).
  • Mistakes to Avoid During Python Library Creation
    3 projects | | 13 Nov 2022
    Semantic Versioning 2.0.0 | Semantic Versioning (
  • I lost 8 months worth of progress on my unity game.
    3 projects | | 13 Nov 2022
  • #gitPanic - Working in a Repo
    2 projects | | 8 Nov 2022
    I recommend reading How to Write a Git Commit Message. The most commonly used commit message specification I've come across is conventional commits. Some repositories are set up so that commit messages automatically populate their changelog. For example, including "breaking change" in the footer will trigger a major semantic version change.
  • Why is every update a "major" version number change?
    2 projects | | 5 Nov 2022
    I could see version numbers for addon APIs that follow semver, at least if it changes all that often. Most of Firefox doesn't really benefit from semver.
    2 projects | | 5 Nov 2022
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