When you release a product ‘into the wild’ you will need to know what you released, to whom and when. This may seem trivial but you’ll want to keep track of things so you can make fixes and changes as the customer discovers problems (and they will!).
These are the things you typically need to track for each release :
- The version number or identifier of the release
- The date and time of the release
- The purpose of the release (maintenance, bug fix, testing etc)
- For each component within the release
- the name and version number of the component
- the date it was last modified
Here is an example :
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