Gluster Release Schedule
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Version||Status||Release Date||Maintenance Day||EOL Version||EOL Date|
|3.12||Planned LTM||about 2017-08||n+4|
|4.0||Planned LTM||about 2017-11|