Talking about Whdbey Beta2 Build Number and the Build Numbering Scheme we use in DevDev

ScottGu’s Blog tells how they number the VS builds…

"As an aside, the version numbering system we use within the developer division is somewhat clever yet simple.  Some teams just increment the build number by one on each build (1, 2, 3, 4, n).  A few years ago we went to a model where we use the build date to drive the build number instead.  Specifically, the first digit of the build indicates the year, the next two digits the month, and the final two digits the day.  The benefit of an approach like this is that it makes it pretty easy to figure out which build was produced when — and to be able to quickly figure out how old a bug is when we get a bug report.  So build 50215 would indicate the.."

Whdbey Beta2 Build Number and the Build Numbering Scheme we use in DevDev

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