Release Schedule

A major release for Gluster happens every 6 months, and minor updates on released major versions occur every subsequent month.

Releases

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Major releases are made once every 4 months and receive minor updates for the next 12 months, after which they are no longer maintained (or termed EOL (End-Of-Life)).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.

Release Status

Version  Status Release Date Maintenance Day EOL Version EOL Date
9 Current 5-Feb-2021 30th 11
8 Maintained 12-May-2020 20th 10
7 EOL 13-Nov-2019 9 11-Dec-2020
6 EOL 25-Mar-2019 8 12-May-2020
5 EOL 23-Oct-2018 7 13-Nov-2019
4.1 (and earlier) EOL 20-Jun-2018 6 25-Mar-2019

 

Understanding Gluster's Releases

Legend
Version: Version of Gluster
Status:

  • EOL: no further maintenance releases
  • Maintained: Receives maintenance updates every month or alternate month
    Please refer to the release notes to obtain the tentative dates of next minor release with the maintenance updates
  • Planned: Future release
  • Release Date: Date when release was made

EOL Version: Release version that will complete active maintenance for this release

EOL Date: Date when release was EOLd (for reference)

At any point in time two of the most recent releases are supported.
The latest release will be in “current” state and its previous release will be in “maintained” state.

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.