The answer is simple. You always start with the first number after a period. If you want anaxample, download both versions an use windows explorer [MarkF says:] and see which one comes first. That is, if your explorer is set up to list in alphabetical order. Mark -----Original Message----- From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Allan Wong Sent: Monday, May 12, 2008 3:48 PM To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: freedom scientific weird numerical system hi, you are absolutely wrong! read this numbering carefully, the previously release is J9.0.552 which is 552 and the currently release is J9.0.2152 which is 2152. so how you tell a number 2 is before 5? and how you calculate 552 after 2152? _____ Warmest Regards, Allan Wong <mailto:allan.wkf@xxxxxxxxx> From: MarkF <mailto:mfurness@xxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 02:58 To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: freedom scientific weird numerical system Is it just me and all the people I have talked to. numerically speaking jaws 9.00.522 should be the latest update NOT 9.00.2152 This is not the way versions numbers should be labeled .2 comes before .5. Has anyone else thought this strange? Mark The beginning of strife is [like] letting out water, So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.