The following table shows the release date of past and future versions of OpenNebula.
|4.6 RC||April, 11th 2014||Release Notes||Development|
|4.6 Beta||March, 17th 2014||Release Notes||Development|
|4.4.1||Feb, 4 2014||Release Notes||Maintenance|
|4.4||Dec, 3 2013||Release Notes||Update|
|4.4 RC||November, 22 2013||Incremental Release Notes||Development|
|4.4 Beta 2||November, 18 2013||Incremental Release Notes||Development|
|4.4 Beta||November, 7 2013||Release Notes||Development|
|3 SP2 (3.8.5)||October 25, 2013||Incremental Release Notes||Maintenance|
|4.2||July 26, 2013||Release Notes||Update|
|4.2 Beta||July, 19 2013||Release Notes||Development|
|3 SP1 (3.8.4)||June, 18 2013||Incremental Release Notes||Maintenance|
|4.0.1||May, 20 2013||Incremental Release Notes||Maintenance|
|4.0||May, 8 2013||Release Notes||Upgrade|
|4.0 RC||April, 18 2013||Incremental Release Notes||Development|
|4.0 Beta||March, 26 2013||Release Notes||Development|
|3.8.3||January 11, 2013||Incremental Release Notes||Maintenance|
|3.8.2||November 8, 2012||Incremental Release Notes||Maintenance (*)|
|3.8.1||October 26, 2012||Incremental Release Notes||Maintenance|
|3.8||October 22, 2012||Release Notes||Update|
|3.8 Beta||October 9, 2012||Release Notes||Development|
|3.6.3||October 30, 2012||Incremental Release Notes||Maintenance (*)|
|3.6.2||August 30, 2012||Incremental Release Notes||Maintenance (*)|
|3.6.1||May 3, 2012||Incremental Release Notes||Maintenance (*)|
|3.6||July 10, 2012||Release Notes||Update|
|3.6 Beta||June 25, 2012||Release Notes||Development|
|3.4.4||July 13, 2012||Incremental Release Notes||Maintenance (*)|
|3.4.3||June 11, 2012||Incremental Release Notes||Maintenance (*)|
|3.4.2||May 7, 2012||Incremental Release Notes||Maintenance (*)|
|3.4.1||May 3, 2012||Incremental Release Notes||Maintenance|
|3.4||April 11, 2012||Release Notes||Update|
|3.4 Beta||March 30, 2012||Release Notes||Development|
|3.4 – S0||February 21, 2012||Release Notes||Development|
|3.2.2||April 12, 2012||Incremental Release Notes||Maintenance (*)|
|3.2.1||January 30, 2012||Incremental Release Notes||Maintenance|
|3.2||January 17, 2012||Release Notes||Update|
|3.2 RC||December 23, 2011||Release Notes||Development|
|3.2 Beta||December 16, 2011||Incremental Release Notes||Development|
|3.2 – S0 + S1||November 18, 2011||Release Notes||Development|
|3.0||October 3, 2011||Release Notes||Upgrade|
|3.0 RC1||September 23, 2011||Incremental Release Notes||Development|
|3.0 (Beta2)||September 8, 2011||Incremental Release Notes||Development|
|3.0 (Beta)||July 20, 2011||Release Notes||Development|
|2.2.1||Jun 9th, 2011||Incremental Release Notes||Maintenance|
|2.2||March 29, 2011||Release Notes||Update|
|2.2 RC1||March 20, 2011||Incremental Release Notes||Development|
|2.2 (Beta)||March 2, 2011||Release Notes||Development|
|2.0.1||December 3, 2010||Incremental Release Notes||Maintenance|
|2.0||October 25, 2010||Release Notes||Upgrade|
|2.0 RC1||September 23, 2010||Release Notes||Development|
|2.0 (Beta1)||July 17, 2010||Release Notes||Development|
|1.4||December 16, 2009||Release Notes||Update|
|1.4 RC||November 18, 2009||Release Notes||Development|
|1.4 (Beta2)||October 30, 2009||Release Notes||Development|
|1.2.1||July 29, 2009||Incremental Release Notes||Maintenance|
|1.4 (Beta1)||July 23, 2009||Development|
|1.2||February 6, 2009||Release Notes||Update|
|1.2 (Beta2)||January 12, 2009||Development|
|1.2 (Beta1)||November 30, 2008||Development|
|1.0||July 24, 2008||Release Notes||Upgrade|
|TP 2||June 17, 2008||Incremental Release Notes||Development|
|TP 1||March 26, 2008||Release Notes||Development|
(*) OpenNebula is truly open-source software, all source code is publicly available in our repository and all software packages are available for most common Linux distributions. Before OpenNebula 3.8, some Maintenance Releases were only available for commercial subscribers.
Release Cycle Policy
The OpenNebula project publishes this Release Cycle Policy in an effort to provide as much transparency as possible and may make exceptions as necessary.
OpenNebula follows a rapid release cycle to improve user satisfaction by rapidly delivering features and innovations based on user requirements and feedback. In other words, giving customers what they want more quickly, in smaller increments, while additionally increasing technical quality.
Each upgrade or major release of ONE is denoted by a single major number, i.e.: ONE 2. A new major release typically means significant changes that may involve changes in the interfaces, core and data base and so may require a complex upgrade process for production environments.
Each update or minor release of ONE is denoted by a major and a minor number, i.e.: ONE 2.2. A new minor release typically signifies enhancements, optimizations and bug fixes that may involve small changes in the core and data base and so allow a seamless upgrade process for production environments following a pre-defined migration path.
Each maintenance or incremental release of ONE is denoted by a major, a minor and an incremental number, i.e.: ONE 2.2.1. A new maintenance release typically only includes bug fixes and minor enhancements.
The OpenNebula project plans to release:
A new upgrade (major release) of OpenNebula approximately every year and to provide two or three updates (minor release) for each major version. This means that there is an OpenNebula release every three or four months.
Additionally there are four maintenance releases every year, one between two consecutive major or minor releases. The Project may asynchronously distribute maintenance releases for critical impact issues.
After its first year, and for two additional years, the Project distributes a service pack (SP) for each major release that combines all the patches to easily install or deploy its last update.
Prior to an official major or minor release date there is a beta release two weeks before. This beta release marks the feature-freeze for the release and development efforts are then mainly devoted to bug fixing and polishing.
The software is thoroughly tested through a internal quality assurance process before its release. The OpenNebula project prepares packages of all releases for the most common linux distributions. During the entire life cycle, the Project makes reasonable efforts to maintain compatibility for the core and data base across all minor and maintenance releases. The Project may elect to make exceptions to the compatibility goal for critical impact or other significant issues.
The OpenNebula project can only provide community support and maintenance for the last minor (update) version. If you want a longer time support, C12G Labs provides support and maintenance during 5 year periods for each of the major releases of OpenNebula.