🤑 Indie game store🙌 Free games😂 Fun games😨 Horror games
👷 Game development🎨 Assets📚 Comics
🎉 Sales🎁 Bundles

I wish more developers used proper versioning for their projects on the itch.io client

A topic by surashu created 10 days ago Views: 59 Replies: 2
Viewing posts 1 to 2
(Edited 2 times)

Most of the time, when I download a game via the itch.io app, the versioning looks like this

Which isn't really that informative but whatever, I guess that's how itch does it. But when I tried pushing my own project using butler, I realized you can actually specify it properly like this.

Which is a lot more pleasing to look at imo. Basically, I just wish more developers configure their projects this way instead of relying on the cryptic sets of numbers that gets auto generated.

Admin(+1)

The version number is an optional flag from butler. If someone doesn't provide it then we just show our database's unique ID for that build or file. For non-butler uploads it's just the file ID, otherwise the build ID.

I agree the number isn't helpful, one potential idea is to show the auto-incrementing number so it's not a very large number. We would only have this available for butler uploads though.

For regular file uploads, we currently don't let people provide a custom version, so we should make that available. 

(Edited 2 times)

I was going to reply on my phone but itch.io's comment editor started spazzing out and singing He-Man on me when I tried to backspace.

And yeah I agree it needs to be on the front-end too as some creators are averse to using command line utilities.