This component existed solely for the purpose of reporting a framework version in initial skeleton installations and CLI tooling. When Zend Framework split from a monolithic framework into a component library with version 2.5, this particular component no longer had a use case, as there is no global framework version.
Users are encouraged to use ocramius/package-versions instead.
Zend\Version provides a class constant
contains a string identifying the version number of your Zend Framework
Zend\Version\Version::VERSION might contain “2.4.1”, for example.