Officially the API is unchanged since version 2.2 in February of 2014. But we know from the resolved bugs here, and on Stack Apps, that this isn't true. And the developers admit as much with statements like:
As of the last build, (your problem has been fixed)...
So how do we get the build/compile/deploy date and the real version number (EG: 2.2.6, or similar)?
I can find nothing in the API, nor the API docs that provides anything like this. As previously mentioned, the change log does not.
Ideally, this would be provided as a new route, perhaps
/status, that returns:
- Build/Compile/Deploy date in Unix epoch time (same as other API datetimes).
- Precise/exact version number that increments with every single change.
- Last outage time, or last start time, or runtime since last (re)start.