A major release for Gluster happens every 1 year and minor updates on most recent released major versions occur every alternate month for the next 1 year.
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Major releases are made once every 1 year and receive minor updates for the next 12 months, after which they are no longer maintained (or termed EOL (End-Of-Life)).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.
From Gluster 10 major release, the release cycle for major releases is changed from 6 months to 1 year. Minor releases will follow every alternate month for a period of 12 months.
Like wise minor releases of the previous major version will happen every three months.
|15th (every 3 months)
|15th(every six months)
|4.1 (and earlier)
Version: Version of Gluster
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.