Intel® oneAPI Toolkit and Component Versioning Schema

Last Updated: 01/27/2021

With the release of Intel® oneAPI the Toolkit components follow semantic versioning. The initial version of the Toolkits is 2021.1 and the initial version of the components is 2021.1.1.

Semantic Versioning (SemVer) has become a standard in the world of software development to track what's going on. SemVer allows for faster and easier integration of tools into a developer's CI system.

A SemVer number looks like this: MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH. 

  • The MAJOR release has many new features and changes when ABI/API compatibility is broken.
  • The MINOR release is an update to the MAJOR release. Features can include an expanded API or new features that are backwards-compatible.
  • Intel oneAPI components may issue a critical PATCH for specific bug and security fixes.

While the major version looks like a year, it is not technically meant to be a year. So it might not change every calendar year. 

Not every component follows this exact schema, but all follow the MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH concept.





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