--- a/CMakeLists.txt
+++ b/CMakeLists.txt
@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@
 INCLUDE(CheckIncludeFiles)
 INCLUDE(CheckFunctionExists)
 INCLUDE(FindPkgConfig)
-set (VERSION 1.5.0)
+set (VERSION 1.6.0)
 
 set(RC_VERSION ${VERSION})
 STRING(REGEX REPLACE "[.]" "," RC_VERSION ${RC_VERSION})