Gluster Release Schedule

Pre-3.8

Prior to release 3.8, generally there were 3 active versions of GlusterFS. This release schedule has been retired, with versions 3.6 and 3.7 set to end-of-life (EOL) at n+3 releases. All pre-3.8 versions have reached EOL as of the 3.10 release on 2017-02-27.

Gluster Pre-3.8 Release Cycle

Post-3.8

Going forward, GlusterFS has adopted a schedule of major feature releases approximately every three months. Beginning with version 3.8, every-other release is treated as a Long Term Maintenance (LTM) release, with a planned lifespan of 12 months, and will officially EOL at the n+4 release. Each interim release will be a Short Term Maintenance (STM) release, with a planned lifespan of only 3 months, and will officially EOL at the n+1 release.

Gluster Pre-3.8 Release Cycle

This new schedule allows the GlusterFS development team to release new features to the community at a much faster pace while also limiting the number of versions under concurrent maintenance.

Minor Releases

A minor update release for each maintaned version is generally scheduled monthly. These happen typically on the 10th, 20th, and 30th of the month. The tentative maintenance days are listed in the chart below alongside the maintained versions.

Release Status

Version Status Release Date Maintenance Day EOL Version EOL Date
3.5 EOL 2014-05-07   3.8 2016-06-14
3.6 EOL 2014-10-31   3.9 2016-11-23
3.7 EOL 2015-05-15   3.10 2017-02-27
3.8 LTM 2016-06-14 10th 3.12  
3.9 EOL 2016-11-23   3.10 2017-02-27
3.10 LTM 2017-02-27 30th 4.0  
3.11 STM 2017-05-30 20th 3.12  
3.12 Planned LTM about 2017-08   n+4  
4.0 Planned LTM about 2017-11