Release policy

Rucio follows a release policy with feature (named) releases. Approximately every 4 months we produce a feature release with a version number like 1.x.0 (with x > 0). A feature release marks the start of a release line. This release line is maintained with bi-weekly patch releases, containing bug fixes or minor enhancements, with version numbers like 1.19.y (with y > 0). Versions within one release line are always backwards compatible, thus they do not include database schema changes, API modifications, or other backward-compatibility breaking changes.

Support period

A release line is only maintained with patch releases until the start of the next release line, thus approximately 4 months. Typically once a year we will designate a release line a Long-term Support (LTS) release line. This release line will be supported with security and critical patches for approximately two years. It is foreseen to have an overlap of at least 12 months between two LTS release lines, to give communities a comfortable time window to deploy the new LTS release.

Version Code name Release date Supported until
1.24 Aquadonkey 2020-11 ~2021-02
1.23 LTS The incredible Donkey 2020-06 at least 2022-06
1.22 Green Donkey 2020-02 2020-06
1.21 Donkeys of the Galaxy 2019-11 2020-02
1.20 LTS Wonder Donkey 2019-06 at least 2021-06
1.19 Fantastic Donkeys 2019-02 2019-06
1.18 Invisible Donkey 2018-09 2019-02
1.17 Donkey Surfer 2018-06 2018-09
1.16 Doctor Donkey 2018-04 2018-06
1.15 Daredonkey 2018-02 2018-04
1.14 Professor D 2017-11 2018-02
1.13 Donkerine 2017-09 2017-11
1.12 Captain Donkey 2017-07 2017-09
1.11 Batdonkey 2017-05 2017-07
1.10 Irondonkey 2017-02 2017-05
1.9 Superdonkey 2016-10 2017-02
1.8 Spiderdonkey 2016-09 2016-10
1.7 Donkey One 2016-08 2016-09
1.6 The Donkey awakens 2016-05 2016-08
1.5 Return of the Donkey 2016-04 2016-05
1.4 The Donkey strikes back 2016-02 2016-04
1.3   2016-01 2016-02
1.2   2015-10 2016-01
1.1   2015-08 2016-10
1.0   2015-07 2015-08
(0.3)   2015-03 2015-07
(0.2)   2014-10 2015-03
(0.1.7)   2014-01 2014-10