[vtkusers] [vtk-developers] Discussion: OK to change VTK's version number from 9.0 to 8.2?

Ben Boeckel ben.boeckel at kitware.com
Fri Sep 28 09:05:55 EDT 2018

On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 20:44:22 -0700, Bill Lorensen wrote:
> I mean a # that increments nightly. Resets to 0 when a the revision
> number changes.
> Major.Minor.Patch.Build
> Right now if a new class is added you there is no way to know from the
> version when it was added.
> I think we used to do this in vtk...

CMake does this, but it is not just a number that resets to 0, but a


It is used *as* the patch number, not a fourth component. This means
that as soon as we branch and make M.N.0, `master` is already
M.N.2018MMDD and "bigger".


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