New versions

When is the next version of SpamAssassin going to be released? SpamAssassin is an Open-Source project, created by team of volunteer programmers. The exact schedule depends on a number of factors and is hard to predict. If you are keen to see pre-release versions, keep in mind that WeLoveVolunteers, and there's lots of DevelopmentStuff.

The news page contains the list of release dates nowadays.

ReleaseGoals lists the times releases are intended to be started.

How are versions numbered?

Versions are denoted using a standard triplet of integers: MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH. The basic intent is that MAJOR versions are incompatible, large-scale upgrades of the API. MINOR versions retain source and binary compatibility with older minor versions, and changes in the PATCH level are perfectly compatible, forwards and backwards.

When a version is almost ready to be released, it is called a "release candidate," (RC), so the version will be numbered something like, "3.0.0-rc3." Generally a final version is released within a few weeks of the RC versions.


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NextRelease (last edited 2011-12-31 16:24:16 by Darxus)