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The regular Samba release cycle intends a new major release
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The regular Samba release cycle intends a new release series
every nine month. Each release series turns into maintenance mode
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every nine month. Each release series then enters into maintenance mode
when the next major release is out. Maintenance mode means that only
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when the next major release version comes out. Maintenance mode means that only
severe bugs and security issues will be fixed. For your convenience,
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severe bugs and security issues will be addressed. For your convenience,
 
the next to last series will be turned into a security fixes only mode.
 
the next to last series will be turned into a security fixes only mode.
   
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'''Example:'''
 
'''Example:'''
   
If 3.6 is the current release series, 3.5 is in maintenance mode,
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If 3.6 is the current release series, then 3.5 would be in maintenance mode,
3.4 in the security fixes only mode and the maintenance of 3.3 has been
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3.4 would be in the security fixes only mode, and finally the support of 3.3 would be
stopped with the release date of 3.6.0.
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stopped with the release of 3.6.0.
   
 
Each series can have any number of desired minor release.
 
Each series can have any number of desired minor release.

Revision as of 02:36, 31 October 2012

The regular Samba release cycle intends a new release series every nine month. Each release series then enters into maintenance mode when the next major release version comes out. Maintenance mode means that only severe bugs and security issues will be addressed. For your convenience, the next to last series will be turned into a security fixes only mode.

That means, a series is

  • nine months fully supported,
  • another nine months in the maintenance mode,
  • nine months in the security fixes only mode.

In total, each series is maintained for a period of approximately 27 months.

Example:

If 3.6 is the current release series, then 3.5 would be in maintenance mode, 3.4 would be in the security fixes only mode, and finally the support of 3.3 would be stopped with the release of 3.6.0.

Each series can have any number of desired minor release. These will be released every 6 weeks.