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 version will be 3.0.0.
|Feature freeze||October 18th 2015|
|Code freeze||December 20th 2015
|Release 3.0.0||January 10th 2016
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.