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Versions 
 
Pike X.Y[{a|b}Z][plW] 
 
X=Major number 
Y=Minor number 
Z=alpha/beta number 
W=patch level 
 
Examples: 
The first 0.5 beta: 
  Pike 0.5b1 
 
A bug is found and corrected: 
  Pike 0.5b1pl1 
 
Pike 0.5 is here! It's a very stable version without bugs... 
  Pike 0.5 
 
An other bug is corrected (shit happens): 
  Pike 0.5pl1 
 
The next version of Pike is released as an alpha: 
  Pike 0.6a1