Peering Manager releases are numbered as major, minor, and patch releases. For
1.8.0 is a minor release, and
1.8.3 is a patch release.
Briefly, these can be described as follows:
- Major - Introduces or removes an entire API or other core functionality
- Minor - Implements major new features but may include breaking changes for API consumers or other integrations
- Patch - A maintenance release which fixes bugs and may introduce backward-compatible enhancements
Minor releases are published when developers feel that enough new features and/or important changes have been added to the code base. Patch releases are published as needed to address bugs and fulfill minor feature requests.