version number


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version number

The identification of a release of software. The difference between Version 2.2 and 2.3 can be night and day, since new releases not only add features, but often correct bugs. What has been driving you crazy may have been fixed!

Numbers such as 3.1a or 3.11, often indicate a follow-up release only to fix a bug in the previous version, whereas 3.1 and 3.2 usually mean routine enhancements. Version "1.0" drives terror into the hearts of experienced users. The program has just been released, and bugs are still to be uncovered.
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This initial wave of updates is likely to be a limited soak test, enabling devices that get the update later to have a different version number.
When the version number of the delta cell in the index cache is zero, the corresponding record in the actual data with indexes should be removed.
An increase of the major version number means there are significant changes; in content technologies, you wouldn't expect to simply upgrade to the new version without major refactoring of your implementation.
lt;p>"We're going to be in better communication," he promised, "especially about things like the version number of the [affected] plug-in.
IQ documents provide a detailed listing of hardware requirements, step-by-step descriptions of software installation procedures, and a listing of all required files showing the expected filename, size and version number.
Automated probes, for example, would not be able to detect the version number or patch status of a web server.
Automatic posting enables the user to report budget alterations by version number and keep track of the workbook approval status.
But for the Linux-savvy, the version number holds a hidden meaning about the software.
BAT) since the RESTORE program checks the DOS version number, and refuses to work until you have told the current DOS what version number to report to RESTORE.
To write X, a logical access program collects the version numbers from enough replicas so that it has at least read-quorum votes; then it writes its value with a higher version number to a collection of replicas with at least write-quorum votes.
Thus, an AMT entry must have the following five fields: Virtual Network Address, Physical Network Address, Address Version Number, Status, and Holding Time.
While the version number might suggest merely an incremental change, this new version includes a lot of new features that our enterprise customers have been asking for," said Ron Burns, ProtonMedia's CEO.