Versioning and Releases


The Tiscamera project follows semantic versioning as described here: Semantic Versioning.

The version string will look like this:




This can be read as:

  • API is version 2

  • 10 Features have been added since introduction of the API

  • 3 bugs have been fixed since the last feature release

  • ~<description> is an optional string that can be encountered on feature branches to further distinguish them from the master branch. They cannot be encountered on the master branch and any kind of official releases.

  • (hash) is an optional git commit hash identifier

These steps are automated with the create-release script.


Every release that is at least on the minor level will be tagged according to the scheme:


Release Lifetime

Their dependencies are tailored to the current reference system.


Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will be supported until December 2019 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will be supported until December 2021 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS will be supported until December 2023

Pre-Release steps

Steps that are taken for every release:

  • Update

  • Execute versioning scripts/create-release

  • Ensure a proper git tag is introduced

  • Ensure all unit tests run without error

Legacy Releases

To checkout our previous release, follow these steps:

git clone --recursive

cd tiscamera

git checkout v-tiscamera-<RELEASE>

After this, simply follow the build and install instructions in the README.

All files required are included in the repository.