The release file naming convention specified in this section applies to all SNOMED International release files starting with the January 2010 International release. The release package naming convention specified was added subsequently to provide additional clarity through a structured name applied to the folder (and zip archive name) containing a set of release files. This package naming convention first applied to releases by SNOMED International during 2017.
These naming specifications provides the following benefits:
A mechanism for identifying the type of information stored in a release file(e.g. documentation, tooling, etc.).
Quality Assurance checks, performed during the International release process, ensure that this naming convention is enforced. Equivalent checks should also be performed as part of each National Release Center's release process.
Prior to January 2010 other naming conventions were used. Implementers who need to review earlier releases should consult the documentation that accompanied the release that they need to review