Versionomy is a generalized version number library. It provides tools to represent, manipulate, parse, and compare version numbers in the wide variety of versioning schemes in use.
This document summarizes the features of Versionomy with a quick synopsis and feature list. For more detailed usage information and examples, see Versionomy.rdoc.
require 'versionomy' # Create version numbers that understand their own semantics v1 = Versionomy.create(:major => 1, :minor => 3, :tiny => 2) v1.major # => 1 v1.minor # => 3 v1.tiny # => 2 v1.release_type # => :final v1.patchlevel # => 0 # Parse version numbers, including common prerelease syntax v2 = Versionomy.parse('1.4a3') v2.major # => 1 v2.minor # => 4 v2.tiny # => 0 v2.release_type # => :alpha v2.alpha_version # => 3 v2 > v1 # => true v2.to_s # => '1.4a3' # Version numbers are semantically self-adjusting. v3 = Versionomy.parse('1.4.0b2') v3.major # => 1 v3.minor # => 4 v3.tiny # => 0 v3.release_type # => :beta v3.alpha_version # raises NoMethodError v3.beta_version # => 2 v3 > v2 # => true v3.to_s # => '1.4.0b2' # You can bump any field v4 = Versionomy.parse('1.4.0b2').bump(:beta_version) v4.to_s # => '1.4.0b3' v5 = v4.bump(:tiny) v5.to_s # => '1.4.1' # Bumping the release type works as you would expect v6 = Versionomy.parse('1.4.0b2').bump(:release_type) v6.release_type # => :release_candidate v6.to_s # => '1.4.0rc1' v7 = v6.bump(:release_type) v7.release_type # => :final v7.to_s # => '1.4.0' # If a version has trailing zeros, it remembers how many fields to # unparse; however, you can also change this. v8 = Versionomy.parse('1.4.0b2').bump(:major) v8.to_s # => '2.0.0' v8.unparse(:optional_fields => [:tiny]) # => '2.0' v8.unparse(:required_fields => [:tiny2]) # => '184.108.40.206' # Comparisons are semantic, so will behave as expected even if the # formatting is set up differently. v9 = Versionomy.parse('220.127.116.11') v9.to_s # => '18.104.22.168' v9 == Versionomy.parse('2') # => true # Patchlevels are supported when the release type is :final v10 = Versionomy.parse('2.0.0').bump(:patchlevel) v10.patchlevel # => 1 v10.to_s # => '2.0.0-1' v11 = Versionomy.parse('2.0p1') v11.patchlevel # => 1 v11.to_s # => '2.0p1' v11 == v10 # => true # You can create your own format from scratch or by modifying an # existing format microsoft_format = Versionomy.default_format.modified_copy do field(:minor) do recognize_number(:default_value_optional => true, :delimiter_regexp => '\s?sp', :default_delimiter => ' SP') end end v12 = microsoft_format.parse('2008 SP2') v12.major # => 2008 v12.minor # => 2 v12.tiny # => 0 v12.to_s # => '2008 SP2' v12 == Versionomy.parse('2008.2') # => true
Versionomy's default versioning scheme handles four primary fields (labeled major, minor, tiny, and tiny2). It also supports prerelease versions such as preview, development, alpha, beta, and release candidate. Finally, it supports patchlevel numbers for released versions.
Versionomy can compare any two version numbers with compatible structure, and “bump” versions at any level. It supports parsing and unparsing in most commonly-used formats, and allows you to extend the parsing to include custom formats.
Finally, Versionomy also lets you to create alternate versioning “schemas”. You can define any number of version number fields, and provide your own semantics for comparing, parsing, and modifying version numbers. You can provide conversions from one schema to another. As an example, Versionomy provides a schema and formatter/parser matching Gem::Version.
Ruby 1.8.7 or later, Ruby 1.9.1 or later, JRuby 1.5 or later, or Rubinius 1.0 or later.
blockenspiel 0.4.1 or later.
gem install versionomy
Known issues and limitations
Test coverage is still a little skimpy. It is focused on the “standard” version number format and schema, but doesn't fully exercise all the capabilities of custom formats.
Development and support
Documentation is available at virtuoso.rubyforge.org/versionomy/README_rdoc.html
Source code is hosted on Github at github.com/dazuma/versionomy
Report bugs on Github issues at github.org/dazuma/versionomy/issues
Contact the author at dazuma at gmail dot com.
Author / Credits
Versionomy is written by Daniel Azuma (www.daniel-azuma.com/).
Copyright 2008-2010 Daniel Azuma.
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