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Dimitri Merejkowsky was release manager at Softbank Robotics in 2008. He had to bump qiBuild, a command-line application to ease C++ development, from version 1.0.1 to 1.2. The way bumpversion works is a nice combination of the two approaches I’ve mentioned before: keep the hard-coded version number in as many files as required. Then, when bumping the project from version X to version Y:Iterate over the file list and replace all occurrences of X with Y, including in the configuration file itself.