How should I manage build numbers with versions?


I would like to add build numbers to each version, so I could set the build No. the issue was found, fixed and tested.

Should I add a new version for each build? or can I set one version as master (such as 1.0.0) and than add "build" versions (such as



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I prefer to use a Select List or Select List (Cascading) to record build information and keep Versions for the master release. Otherwise the Version list could get too large. To avoid having choices that don't apply to a particular version (e.g., one version may have 3 builds and another 4... or the build names could be different for different versions) I've used a cascade select list with the first field matching the Version number and the second field being the valid builds for that version.

Hey Maoz.

On my opinion the best option that you have is to launch a new version (such as for each build.

When you take the approach of creating different versions for each build, how do you pull release notes for the whole release (1.0)?  Also, wouldn't your reports also be skewed?

The options we are considering are:

  • Create Labels for each build (upon the first found issue)
  • Automatically create version upon automatic build

The problem with Select List is that only JIRA Admins can modify the selection list.
The problem with versions is that there is no relationship in JIRA for component versions and release versions.
The problem with labels is that many labels will be created and only conventions prevent chaos.

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