Re: How to Refer to Software Versions ?

Subject: Re: How to Refer to Software Versions ?
From: "Stuart Burnfield" <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 06 May 2016 09:26:41 +0800

Robert Lauriston wrote:
> Later. "Requires CentOS 6.6 or later."

That's what _IBM Style_ says.

To state a requirement that includes earlier or later versions of a
product, use the phrases "or earlier" to
indicate earlier versions and "or later" to indicate subsequent

- This memo applies to IBM Mobile Connect, version 3 release 2, or
- Install DB2 Database for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, Version 9.7, or

If you have to refer to more than one release (for example V5.0,
V5.0.1, V5.1, and V5.1.1 but not V6.0),
do not use a convention such as V5.x or V5.n. Instead, write out the
information completely. If the product
name changes but the numbering scheme continues, use both product

- This update applies to all releases of version 5.
- This change affects V7.0, V7.0.1, and V7.1.
- This change affects iSeries Access for Windows Version 5 Release 4
and System i Access for Windows Version 5
Release 5.

--- Stuart

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