Simple Version Numbering

The most easy versioning for your projects can be lighter than it described in 'Manually' page. And if you still want to configure this manually instead of a Wizard, let's talk about simple but still powerful way.

Real projects

First of all, you can look the real projects in action.

It is actively used for the following projects:

How to

In 'Manually' page we create a template of 'Version' file, then generate all of what we need.

But here we'll create a 'normal Version file' (file that's already stored with other files of project and can be controlled by SCM as and other).

For C# it can be like this:

// Changes to this file may cause incorrect behavior and will be lost if the code is regenerated.
namespace net.r_eg.Conari
    using System;

    public struct ConariVersion
        public static readonly Version number = new Version(S_NUM_REV);

        public const string S_NUM       = "1.1.0";
        public const string S_REV       = "0";
        public const string S_NUM_REV   = S_NUM + "." + S_REV;

        public const string BRANCH_NAME = "-";
        public const string BRANCH_SHA1 = "-";
        public const string BRANCH_REVC = "-";

        internal const string S_INFO        = S_NUM_REV + " [ " + BRANCH_SHA1 + " ]";
        internal const string S_INFO_FULL   = S_INFO + " /'" + BRANCH_NAME + "':" + BRANCH_REVC;

As you can see, you need only to control S_NUM and optional S_REV + branch info.

The same way, you can create .version file in root path of your project (or use something more, like special variable from CI servers, etc. see details here).

1.2.4  -> Major.Minor.Patch.Build etc.

then simple script:

#[var pVer = #[File get(".version")]]
#[IO replace.Regexp("$(pConari)/ConariVersion.cs", "(S_NUM\s+=).+?\";", "$1 \"$(pVer)\";")]

Yes, that's all. Now it should be automatically updated together with your configured events, for example, Pre-Build.

SCM info

To get additional (branch info above _NAME, _SHA1, _REVC) information from your SCM (eg. git etc.) you can use the same way from 'Manually' page. That is:

#[var bSha1     = #[IO sout("git", "rev-parse --short HEAD")]]
#[var bName     = #[IO sout("git", "rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD")]]
#[var bRevCount = #[IO sout("git", "rev-list HEAD --count")]]

Isn't it easy?