GNU Health/Release Process

Introduction to the GNU Health Release ProcessEdit

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 ProcessEdit

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 ScheduleEdit

The next stable GNU Health HMIS node version will be 4.2.0. Estimate dates are the following, subject to changes.

Event Expected date Comments
Feature freeze October 9th, 2022
Code freeze December 25th, 2022 RC1
Release 4.2.0 January 15, 2023

Security fixesEdit

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.