GNU Health/Release Process

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Introduction[edit]

GNU Health stable versions (those with even minor number, eg 1.2.3) are released approximately every 6 months, on a Sunday.

We try to release a GNU Health version after around 2 months from the latest Tryton stable release, so we get the best and newest features of the underlining framework, and the stability provided by that period of community testing.

For each version, around two months before the actual release, GNU Health enters in a feature freeze stage, and a month before, Health enters in code freeze stage. At this moment, a Release candidate version is created; and the demo community server updated and the translator teams notified.

Upcoming Release Schedule[edit]

The next stable GNU Health version will be 2.8.0

Event Expected date Comments
Feature freeze November 9th 2014
Code freeze December 21st 2014
Release 2.8.0 January 25th 2015

Security fixes[edit]

The period of security fixes for a stable version is determined by the next two stable GNU Health releases. For instance, security fixes for series 2.4 will end when version 2.8.0 is released.