Rudder versions

Rudder versioning

Rudder versions look like X.Y.Z (for example, 5.0.2):

  • Z version increments (X.Y.Z1X.Y.Z2, for example 5.0.2 to 5.0.3) are minor bug fix only releases. They can be considered as stable as the previous release, as we make a lot of effort to reduce the amount of changes that go into these versions. A full changelog is always available. Upgrading your Rudder version to the latest minor release is always recommended, and is designed to be easy. They are released every few weeks.

  • Y or X version increments are major releases. These versions include new features, and the amount of changed code can be considerable. An upgrade path from one major version to next will always be provided, but may not be between two non-consecutive versions (ie, upgrading from 4.1 to 4.2 is supported, and from 4.2 to 4.3 is too, but upgrading directly from 4.1 to 4.3 may not be – check the upgrade section of the user manual for specifics). They are released every few months.

Rudder life cycle

A maintained version is a major version for which we release minor bug fix releases and communicate about security vulnerabilities.

  • Our general policy is to maintain major releases until 3 months after the next major version is released to give some time for upgrading.

  • For a slower major upgrade pace, Rudder subscription provides (among other benefits) long-term maintenance up to 24 months after release (depending on the subscription level) for Rudder versions. You can read more about it on the subscription page.

Note: The ESR tag was previously given to major releases that were maintained 6 months after the next ESR version was announced. Rudder 4.1 is the last ESR release, extended maintenance is now provided as part of Rudder subscription.

You can subscribe to the rudder-announce mailing-list to receive release and end of life announcements. Here is a table of all versions of Rudder, their status, release dates and planned maintenance termination date:

Versions

Status First release Latest release Links

5.0

Maintained

2018-09-26

2019-10-11
Rudder 5.0.14

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4.3

End of life

2018-04-19

2019-07-08
Rudder 4.3.14

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4.2

End of life

2017-09-30

2018-07-18
Rudder 4.2.7

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4.1

Maintained (Extended Support)

2017-03-30

Unknown internal error! Cause: View function did not return a response Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/local/release-info/release_info/views.py", line 276, in rudder_version_release_info return format_response(filter(lambda d: d['name'] == release, versions_from_redmine(version))[0][key]) File "/usr/local/release-info/release_info/views.py", line 48, in format_response response = make_response(data) File "/usr/local/release-info/flask/lib/python2.7/site-packages/flask/helpers.py", line 183, in make_response return current_app.make_response(args) File "/usr/local/release-info/flask/lib/python2.7/site-packages/flask/app.py", line 1566, in make_response raise ValueError('View function did not return a response') ValueError: View function did not return a response
Rudder 4.1.25

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4.0

End of life

2016-11-10

2017-06-22
Rudder 4.0.7

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3.2

End of life

2016-01-22

2017-02-20
Rudder 3.2.11

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3.1

End of life

2015-07-09

2017-12-11
Rudder 3.1.25

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3.0

End of life

2015-02-16

2016-06-08
Rudder 3.0.17

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2.11

End of life

2014-07-17

2016-08-30
Rudder 2.11.24

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2.10

End of life

2014-03-28

2015-12-16
Rudder 2.10.20

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2.9

End of life

2013-12-31

2014-06-27
Rudder 2.9.7

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2.8

End of life

2013-11-07

2014-03-14
Rudder 2.8.4

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2.7

End of life

2013-07-31

2014-02-07
Rudder 2.7.8

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2.6

End of life

2013-04-30

2014-12-16
Rudder 2.6.20

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2.5

End of life

2013-01-30

2013-07-31
Rudder 2.5.6

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2.4

End of life

2012-12-14

2014-01-26
Rudder 2.4.13

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2.3

End of life

2011-10-31

2013-06-06
Rudder 2.3.13

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