i am developing a server tool which takes care of everything a server admin could think of. the only problem i got regarding automation is the mod version number. there is no standard place defined, to write the mod version to. as a consequence some mods just write it to some readme.txt, others just provide a bikey with mod.version.bikey. its just impossible to parse. the best place i could think of is the mod.cpp, which would be easy to extract the version out of.
version = "RC7 hotfix";
would be quite nice in terms of reading the mod version in automated systems.