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Evergreen Release Schedule and End of Life Policy

Evergreen time-based releases occur every six months with each major release getting 15 months of support (12 for general bugs and 3 more for security).

Releases are planned for March and September since this works best for public libraries and at the same time gives academic/government institutions extra time to plan summer upgrades. This should also allow the community to expect a more predictable release cycle.

Below shows examples of how this schedule applies to the current Evergreen supported releases.

Release General Release Date End of Life (general bug fixes) End of Life (security bug fixes)
2.11 2016-09-21 2017-09-21 2017-12-21
2.12 2017-03-22 2018-03-22 2018-06-22
3.0 2017-10-03 2018-10-03 2019-01-03

Point Release Schedule

The Evergreen developer community plans bug-fix point releases on the third Wednesday of every month. There may be exceptions to this schedule, for example, when a critical bug requires more immediacy in the next point release or when there aren't a sufficient number of bug fixes to warrant a new release.

dev/release_process/schedule.txt · Last modified: 2017/06/28 09:21 by klussier

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