Wednesday Jun 05, 2013

How to read product versions: " .x" versus " +"

(in via Lia)

You may have come across the different ways that Development uses to indicate more than one version of a Product,

namely " .x" vs " +".

While working through our certification documentation some people came across this and had a little chat with Development about it. Here is the simple yet easy to understand response that they got:

" .x"
in
11.1.1.7.x, the "x" indicates to include:
11.1.1.7.1,
11.1.1.7.2,
...
11.1.1.7.9

" +"
in
11.1.1.7+, the "+" indicates any higher version of the same codeline e.g.
11.1.1.8.x,
11.1.1.9.x,
11.1.1.10.x

but not 11.1.2... nor 12...

One minimal yet important difference is, that the "+" usually is NOT separated by a dot, while the x is. So the versions referenced by the "+" are one level up from those referenced by the ".x"

We hope that this settles the question once and for all. So the next time you need to check a product compatibility via the product matrices or the certification tab, you will no longer have to worry about the question if JRE 1.6_34+ includes JRE 1.7_15 or not - you now know that it does not.

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