Support policy

As of Elgg 2.0, each minor release receives bug and security fixes only until the next minor release.

Long Term Support Releases

Within each major version, the last minor release is designated for long term support (“LTS”) and will receive bug fixes until the 2nd following major version release, and security fixes until the 3rd following major version release.

E.g. 1.12 is the last minor release within 1.x. It will receive bug fixes until 3.0 is released and security fixes until 4.0 is released.

When bugs are found, a good faith effort will be made to patch the LTS release, but not all fixes will be back-ported. E.g. some fixes may depend on new APIs, break backwards compatibility, or require significant refactoring. If a fix risks stability of the LTS branch, it will not be included.

See also

Release Policy

Below is a table outlining the specifics for each release (future dates are tentative):

Version First stable release Bug fixes through Security fixes through
1.12 LTS July 2015 Until 3.0 Until 4.0
2.0 December 2015 March 2016  
2.1 March 2016 June 2016  
2.2 June 2016 September 2016  
2.3 LTS September 2016 Until 4.0 Until 5.0
3.0 December 2016    
4.0 December 2017