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Which one is correct when referring to a feature that has been implemented in a version x.y.z and is still available until the latest versions?

I have found this link about "Version x.y.z or later"

But I have also seen "Deselect text. Since 5.1" being used here

Which one would be correct or at least the most common?

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    I've found the 'Deselect text. Since 5.1' entry, but can't decide immediately what the 5.1 is a version of. I find this unusual (I'd expect 'Since version 5.1' anyway), and I'd think that '[version 5.1 and later]' would be far more common. But 'which one is correct?' suggests strongly that one is forbidden. I doubt that there is a rule being broken here, unless we invoke 'always use the most idiomatic choice'. Feb 8, 2023 at 12:20
  • @EdwinAshworth, thanks for your answer. So you believe that "Version 5.1 and later" would be the most idiomatic choice?
    – MustSee
    Feb 8, 2023 at 12:22
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    There are some expressions where it's not clear if version 5.1 is included ("following version 5.1", "after version 5.1") but both of these seem inclusive.
    – Stuart F
    Feb 8, 2023 at 12:38
  • .............Yes. Feb 8, 2023 at 16:20
  • What do you mean by until in still available until the latest versions? Do you mean that the feature is still available in the current version? Feb 9, 2023 at 2:54

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Both are correct and commonly used. So you can safely use them. Ngram clearly shows that the usages of these two formulas are intertwined:

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If it helps, version x or later was most common in the 90s.

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The former answer is about referring to version numbers in an article about a piece of software. The latter example comes from a table in an API reference and refers to the version of the library being documented.

In the latter case, a more abbreviated style is appropriate. The readers (Qt programmers) can be expected to tell that it is a version number, that it is a version of Qt more specifically, and that it refers to an API not implemented in prior versions of the software.

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