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Yes, I see the logic of using "higher" or "later" because in certain
scenarios (as described by Kevin and Gene) "newer" versions could have
actually have lower version numbers.
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On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 12:48 PM, McLauchlan, Kevin <
Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
> I use 'or later', and I have no objection to "higher" or "newer", either.
> Meanwhile, we are one of those companies that bump previous versions when
> When we bump version 5.3.0 to 5.3.1 we'll often go back and bump (say)
> 5.2.2 to 5.2.3 for the same fix, if applicable... such as a security fix.
> Of course, we don't do that for new features.
> On the third hand, if there's good reason to modify a purchased capability
> upgrade, that also requires a change to the base system that accepts it,
> we'll often provide updates for various older versions of product so that
> they too can accept the new version of the capability, and then we only
> need support a single part number for that capability.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Natalie Cavier
> Sent: February-19-14 3:22 PM
> To: Gene Kim-Eng
> Cc: Jim Witkin; techwr-l
> Subject: Re: Newer or later?
> I agree with Gene. I always use the term "higher" in this instance.
> On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 12:19 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> > I'd use "higher," because I've actually seen companies release a v3.0
> > for some customers and then go back and do a v2.5 for others.
> > Gene Kim-Eng
> > On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 11:42 AM, Jim Witkin <jameswitkin -at- gmail -dot- com>
> > wrote:
> > > Today I'm writing about updating firmware and got into this debate
> > > with
> > one
> > > of the engineers. If you have firmware version 6.1, would you refer
> > > to
> > this
> > > version as "newer" or "later" than version 6.0 or would you choose a
> > > different term.
> > >
> > > I'm trying to communicate that any version after release 6.0 will work.
> > So
> > > which sentence is preferred?
> > >
> > > "Verify that the firmware version is 6.0 or newer."
> > > "Verify that the firmware version is 6.0 or later."
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