FOLIO follows a quarterly release cycle. Each release has a human-readable, flower-inspired name (Aster, Bellis, ...) and a quarter designator (Q1 2019, Q2 2019, etc). Occasionally, mid-quarter releases are available to provide early access to new functionality.
Each release is coordinated via the #releases channel on FOLIO Slack – this includes communication about upcoming release deadlines (milestones) and tracking progress on releases of individual FOLIO modules/libraries (via a shared Google Sheet, see individual release pages for links). The #releases channel also receives notifications about new releases of individual components (FOLIO modules and libraries) from their maintainers, both related to the upcoming FOLIO quaterly release and releases made out-of-band (e.g bugfix releases). As a maintainer, you can use this channel to ask for help when troubleshooting release-related issues (e.g dependency problems).
For individual components, FOLIO follows fairly standard release procedures published on dev.folio.org: https://dev.folio.org/guidelines/release-procedures/
Google calendar with release dates: https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=aW5kZXhkYXRhLmNvbV83NG1zMnMxOWgxajRrMDdndDVsbTRxbWk2Z0Bncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t
Release milestones (calendar) and version information (modules, libraries) for individual releases:
- Daisy Release (Q3 2019)
- Edelweiss Release (Q4 2019)
- Fameflower Release (Q1 2020)
- Goldenrod (Q2 2020)
- Honeysuckle (Q3 2020)
- Iris (R1 2021)
- Juniper (R2 2021)
- Kiwi (R3 2021)
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