Actions

Difference between revisions of "SupportedVersions"

From Mahara Wiki

(Current and upcoming releases)
(Current and upcoming releases)
Line 7: Line 7:
 
|}
 
|}
  
As of Mahara 1.5 and the adoption of the [[6MonthlyCycle|6-month release cycle]] which started for Mahara 1.6, each Mahara major version is supported for 3 release cycles (18 months).
+
A new major version of Mahara is released [[6MonthlyCycle|every 6 months]], around April and October. From Mahara 1.0 to 1.10, these were numbered using a type of semantic versioning. Starting with the 15.04 release (after 1.10), they are numbered to reflect the date the release is scheduled (so "15.04" means "2015, April"). See [[Developer_Area/Version_Numbering_Policy|Version Numbering Policy]] for more details.
 +
 
 +
The standard support lifetime of a major version is '''18 months''' (3 release cycles):
 +
 
 +
* Receives bug fixes and security fixes for the first 6 months
 +
* Receives security fixes only, for an additional 12 months
 +
 
 +
In the event that a major release substantially breaks backwards compatibility, we may declare the previous release to be an '''extended support release''' which will receive security fixes for '''30 months''' (5 release cycles), in order to give sites more time to upgrade. 15.04 is our first long-term support release, due to a complete overhaul of the Mahara theme system in 15.10 breaking compatibility for existing custom themes.
  
A new major version of Mahara is released every 6 months. Starting with the 15.04 release (after 1.10), Mahara is changing its version numbering system to reflect the date the release is scheduled.
 
  
 
{| class="mw_metadata" style="font-size: 1em;"
 
{| class="mw_metadata" style="font-size: 1em;"
Line 26: Line 32:
 
| style="background:lightgreen" | 15.04
 
| style="background:lightgreen" | 15.04
 
| style="background:lightgreen" | April 2015
 
| style="background:lightgreen" | April 2015
| style="background:lightgreen" | October 2017 (longer support for security updates as last version before Bootstrap)
+
| style="background:lightgreen" | October 2017 ('''extended support release''' due to 15.10 theme overhaul)
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="background:lightgreen" | 1.10
 
| style="background:lightgreen" | 1.10

Revision as of 14:44, 4 December 2015

Current and upcoming releases

A new major version of Mahara is released every 6 months, around April and October. From Mahara 1.0 to 1.10, these were numbered using a type of semantic versioning. Starting with the 15.04 release (after 1.10), they are numbered to reflect the date the release is scheduled (so "15.04" means "2015, April"). See Version Numbering Policy for more details.

The standard support lifetime of a major version is 18 months (3 release cycles):

  • Receives bug fixes and security fixes for the first 6 months
  • Receives security fixes only, for an additional 12 months

In the event that a major release substantially breaks backwards compatibility, we may declare the previous release to be an extended support release which will receive security fixes for 30 months (5 release cycles), in order to give sites more time to upgrade. 15.04 is our first long-term support release, due to a complete overhaul of the Mahara theme system in 15.10 breaking compatibility for existing custom themes.


Older releases (pre Mahara 1.6)

For Mahara 1.4 and earlier, support has been provided for 2 release cycles.

Definition of support

Being "supported" means:

  • The release team is committed to making available updates to Mahara that are security related.
    • (See Security to find out how to report security bugs to us.)
  • Occasionally, some other serious bug fixes will be included, but these are not guaranteed.

See also