Release Schedule

A minor update release for each maintained version is generally scheduled monthly. These happen typically on the 10th, 20th and 30th of the month.

Releases

A minor update release for each maintained 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 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 EOL 2016-06-14 3.12 2017-8-30
3.9 EOL 2016-11-23 3.10 2017-02-27
3.10 LTM 2017-02-27 30th 4.1
3.11 EOL 2017-05-30 3.12  2017-8-30
3.12 LTM 2017-08-30  10th 4.3
3.13 EOL 2017-12-7   4.0  2018-03-12
4.0 STM 2018-03-12  20th 4.1  
4.1 Planned LTM about 2018-06 4.2
4.2   about 2018-10   n+4

Explaining LTM and STM

Going forward, Gluster 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 Gluster development team to release new features to the community at a much faster pace while also limiting the number of versions under concurrent maintenance.