We want to let you know about changes we are making to the StackState release cadence to make our product releases more predictable and stable for you, our customers. The changes are a result of your feedback as well as an internal analysis of our release procedure.
What is going to change?
There most important changes in the new release cadence are:
- a fixed release schedule for StackState releases
- a decoupling of StackPack releases from StackState platform releases
Fixed release schedule
New versions of StackState will be released on a fixed, 2-month release schedule to allow our customers to predictably plan for upgrades. StackState releases made according to this schedule are feature releases in which we deliver new functionality to our customers.
StackState will also release maintenance releases in between the feature releases to fix bugs and issues. These releases will not introduce new functionality and will be made on an as-needed basis.
StackState will offer technical support for the three most recently released feature releases.
Decoupling StackPack releases
StackPack releases will be decoupled from StackState platform releases. This allows StackPacks to evolve faster than the StackState platform, ensuring customers can always work with the latest and greatest integrations.
When is the new cadence starting?
The new release cadence is starting in September, 2019. The first StackState platform release under the new system is planned for November, 2019.
If you have any questions about the new release cadence, please get in touch by opening a ticket on our support site.