Gluster Release Schedule

Pre-3.8

Up to version 3.8, generally there have been 3 active versions of GlusterFS. This release schedule is being retired, with the current active versions of 3.6 and 3.7 set to end-of-life (EOL) at n+3 releases (3.5 has already reached EOL with the release of 3.8 on 2016-06-14).

Gluster Pre-3.8 Release Cycle

Post-3.8

Going forward, GlusterFS will adopt a schedule of major feature releases approximately every three months. Beginning with version 3.8, every-other release will be 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 will allow 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 release of each of these versions is generally scheduled every month. As of now the active versions of GlusterFS are GlusterFS-3.7, GlusterFS-3.8 and GlusterFS-3.9. This is the tentative release schedule for GlusterFS:

  • 10th of every month: A minor release of the GlusterFS-3.8 version
  • 20th of every month: A minor release of the GlusterFS-3.9 version
  • 30th of every month: A minor release of the GlusterFS-3.7 version

Release Status

Version Status Release Date 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 Maintenance 2015-05-15 3.10  
3.8 LTM 2016-06-14 n+4  
3.9 STM 2016-11-23 n+1  
3.10 Planned LTM 2017-02-14 n+4