What are most people doing to manage their process version numbers in both a DEV & PROD environment?
Because an LCA import follows the rule "A process with the same name and version is considered a duplicate and is not imported", it is of course important to make sure any changes to a process in a DEV environment are made on a version number that is different from PROD.
That suggests 3 main methods.
My other thought was that I could export the process XML for both the DEV and PROD versions and do a diff. I was hoping there would be no differences, but in fact, I had a lot of processes whose only difference was the ID on some of the variables. I am not totally sure why a process imported from an LCA would have different IDs on DEV and PROD, but I can guess it has to do with how LC indentifies all this information in the database.
So, my thinking is that if the only difference is the ID of some of the variables, the process are in fact identical.