GNU Health/Release Process
Introduction to the GNU Health Release Process
GNU Health stable versions (those with even minor number, eg 1.2.3) .
Starting from version 3.0, stable versions are released approximately every 12 months (on a Sunday).
Stages of the Release Process
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
The next stable GNU Health HMIS node version will be 3.8.0. Estimate dates are the following, subject to changes.
|Feature freeze||October 11, 2020|
|Code freeze||November 15, 2020||RC1|
|Release 3.8.0||December 27th, 2020|
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.