Starting with v2.2.0, Yugabyte follows a new release versioning convention for stable and development releases. The following sections cover the new release versioning convention and includes descriptions of stable and latest releases.
Release versioning convention
Yugabyte follows the semantic versioning (semver) convention for numbering release versions, modified slightly to use even and odd minor releases denote stable and development releases, respectively. Release versions follow the semantic versioning format of
MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH, where non-negative integers are used for:
MAJOR— Includes substantial changes.
MINOR— Incremented when new features and changes are introduced.
EVEN— Stable minor release, intended for production deployments.
ODD— Latest minor release, intended for development and testing.
PATCH— Patches in a stable release (
MAJOR.EVEN.PATCH) include bug fixes and revisions that do not break backward compatibility. For patches in the latest release series (
MAJOR.ODD.PATCH), new features and changes are introduced that might break backward compatibility.
Examples are included in the relevant sections below.
Releases within stable release series, denoted by
MAJOR.EVEN versioning, introduce fully tested new features and changes added since the last stable release. A stable release series is based on the previous latest release series. For example, the upcoming v2.6 stable release series will be based on the v2.5 latest release series.
Patch releases in a stable release series (
MAJOR.EVEN.PATCH) include bug fixes and revisions that do not break backward compatibility.
Releases within the latest release series, denoted by
MAJOR.ODD versioning, are under active development and incrementally introduces new features and changes and are intended for development, testing, and proof-of-concept projects. The v2.3 latest release series became the basis for the next v2.4 stable release series. The v2.6 stable release came from the v2.5 series. And the v2.9 latest release series is the current actively developed series.
Patch releases in the latest release series (
MAJOR.ODD.PATCH) introduce new features, enhancements, and fixes.
NoteThe latest release series is not supported for production deployments.