A major release for Gluster happens every 4 months, and minor updates on released major versions occur every month.
Gluster releases are separated into major and minor releases. Major releases typically contain newer functionality (in addition to bug fixes) and minor releases improve the stability of a major releases by providing bug fixes that are found or reported against them.
Major releases are made once every 4 months and receive minor updates for the next 12 months, after which they are no longer maintained (or termed EOL (End-Of-Life)). Users are strongly encouraged to stay on a major release that is still maintained, to receive bug fixes that are of interest to their deployments.
|Version||Status||Release Date||Maintenance Day||EOL Version||EOL Date|
Version: Version of Gluster
Maintenance Day: Day of month when maintenance updates are targeted for a release
EOL Version: Release version that will complete active maintenance for this release
EOL Date: Date when release was EOLd (for reference)
Determining the release you are currently on
To determine the release that you are currently running, either check the package versions, or use gluster –version from a shell to get the version number.
NOTE: Prior to Gluster major release 5, releases had a x.y.z version, of which x.y would be used to determine the version in the release status table above.