The LDM version identifier has the following form:
where:major . minor . bug [.candidate]
- Is the major release-number. This number changes when the protocol between LDMs changes or when some other change occurs that renders the new version of the LDM incompatible with the previous version.
- Is the minor release-number. This number changes when the LDM acquires a new feature or capability or when this documentation must be modified to document a change (including a change to the instructions for building and installing the LDM).
- Is the bug-fix release-number. This number changes due to bug fixes in the LDM or performance improvements.
- Is the release-candidate number. This field is for use by the UPC only and should not appear on any computer system outside that office's control.