About: Version Number Syntax

Summary

As the software development process continues new versions of Northern Storage Suite are released. These versions are identified by their build number. This article describes the syntax of Northern Storage Suite version numbers.

For Builds Made in 2010 or Later

The syntax is as follows:
A.BB.VVVVV.YYMM (for setup.exe and version number in add/remove program)
nAAA.BB.VVVVV.YYMM (for all installed files)

Where:

  • n, is the version of the version number. Currently this is always 4
  • AAA is a single-digit major version number of NSS. For instance 008 for NSS v8.x
  • BB is a two-digit minor version number of NSS. For instance 26 for NSS 8.26
  • VVVVV is a five-digit sequence number. For instance, 14383. The number is always increased after each code modification. Due to limitation in Windows resource format, the number cannot fit on a single digit group.
  • YY is a two-digit code for the year when the build was created. For instance 10, for 2010
  • MM is a two-digit code for the month when the build was created. For instance, 01 for January.

An example of a version number with this syntax is as follows:
8.27.14383.1001 or 4008.27.14383.1001

For Builds Made Before 2010

The syntax is as follows:
nAAA.BBBB.YMMV.VVVV

Where:

  • n, is the version of the version number. Currently this is always 3
  • AAA is the major version number of NSS. For instance 008 for NSS v8.x
  • BBBB is the minor version number of NSS. For instance 26 for NSS 8.26
  • Y is a single digit code for the year when the build was created. For instance 9, for 2009
  • MM is a two digit code for the month when the build was created. For instance, 05 for May
  • V.VVVV is a five digit sequence number. For instance, 13402. The number is always increased after each code modification. Due to limitation in Windows resource format, the number cannot fit on a single digit group.

An example of a version number with this syntax is as follows:
3008.26.9051.3402

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • KB1724 How to: Identify the version of your NSS installation
  • KB Article: 1726

    Updated: 6/27/2016

    • Category
      • Concept
    • Affected versions
      • Northern Storage Suite 8.27
      • Northern Storage Suite 8.5
      • Northern Storage Suite 8.6
      • Northern Storage Suite 8.7
      • NSS 9.0
      • NSS 9.5

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