Webtop 6.5 SP2 User Guide describes versions as shown in the attached screenshot of page 34 below. In an apparent attempt to simplify the concepts it errs on the side of inaccuracy. The concerns are described and corrected below the image.
- The version labels for Documentum objects are strings and not decimal numbers. They are strings even for the implicit version labels (automatically assigned by Content Server using a number-based format), some of which may be considered to be decimal numbers (
3.4, etc.). But the comparison ends right there. For example,
188.8.131.52is not a decimal number but a valid version number. Decimal numbers don’t have multiple decimal points. “Increasing version number by a tenth” is also inaccurate because increasing the decimal number
1.9by a tenth should give you
2.0but a minor increment of the version number
1.10as the new version. Further,
1.10would be identical as decimal numbers but duplicate version numbers are not allowed in a version tree. Particularly, these last two points make the decimal analogy egregious.
- This version label should be
184.108.40.206since a branch is created by appending
.1.0to the parent version. There are always odd number of dots or points (not decimal points) in an implicit version label, so
5.0.1is not even a valid implicit version number.