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Releases and development of QGIS follow a timebased schedule.

  • Even version numbers (2.18, 3.2 etc) are release versions.
  • Odd version numbers (2.99, 3.1 etc) are development versions.

A new release will happen every four months. In the first three months, new development is taking place. In the last month before a release, a feature freeze is invoked and the final month is used for testing, bugfixing, translation and release preparations. When the release happens, a branch with a even release number is created and the master branch advances to the next odd version. After the release a call for packaging is issued.

Cada tercer lanzamiento (empezando con el 2.8) es un lanzamiento con soporte a largo plazo (LTR) que será mantenido hasta que el próximo LTR ocurra.

Nota

During the development of QGIS 3.0 and 3.2, an exception to this schedule has been put into place. See the roadmap below for adjusted information.

Fase de desarrollo

Durante la fase de desarrollo, los desarrolladores trabajan añadiendo nuevas características. Los adoptantes tempranos pueden usar los nightly builds que tenemos para las principales plataformas y así ver el progreso en el desarrollo, hacer pruebas preliminares y proporcionar reportes de errores e ideas para ayudar con el desarrollo.

Congelamiento de característica

En la fase de congelamiento de caracterísitcas, no se permite la incorporación de nuevas características y todos el enfoque de todos se traslada de mejorar QGIS a volverlo estable. Esto también convierte los nightly builds efectivamente en pre-lanzamientos.

Users should start extensive testing of these prereleases in their environment to verify that there are no issues, they wouldn’t want to see in the upcoming release. All such issues should be reported (see Bugs, Features and Issues). Everything that goes unnoticed, will also end up in the next release. Only in case of serious problems backports to a latest release will occur. Therefore testing of the prereleases and reporting issues is very important.

In the feature freeze developers monitor the hub and start working on fixing the reported issues.

With the begin of the feature freeze the translation files will be updated so that translators can start their work. Note that this might be an incremental process as although the features are frozen, bug fixes might still introduce translation string changes.

Cronograma de lanzamiento

The schedule is aligned to produce roughly the same dates for each year given our four monthly releases with LTRs in late february.

Beginning after 2.12 the development phase is always 12 weeks and the freeze phase is at least 5 weeks. Remainders are used to extend the freeze phase of LTR releases.

Point releases will happen every month on the latest release branch and the LTR branch, if there are backports.

In the first four month after it’s release a new LTR is also the current LR. In this phase the new LTR doesn’t replace the previous LTR in the LTR repositories. This happens as soon as a new LR is released.

The 2.18 release will replace the 2.14 release as LTR, but not replace 2.14 in the LTR package repositories before 3.0 is released.

Cronograma:

Evento Latest Long-Term Repo FF Fecha Semana # Semanas
PR 2.18.4 2.14.12   2017-02-24 9 4
PR 2.18.5 2.14.13   2017-03-24 13 2
EPR 2.18.6     2017-04-07 15 2
PR 2.18.7 2.14.14   2017-04-21 17 4
LTR 2.18.8 2.14.15   2017-05-19 21 1
EPR 2.18.9     2017-05-26 22 4
PR 2.18.10 2.14.16   2017-06-23 26 4
PR 2.18.11 2.14.17   2017-07-21 30 4
PR 2.18.12 2.14.18   2017-08-18 34 4
PR/FF 2.18.13 2.14.19 2.99 2017-09-15 38 6
PR 2.18.14 2.14.20   2017-10-27 44 4
LR 3.0.0 2.18.15   2017-11-24 48 3
PR 3.0.1 2.18.16   2017-12-15 51 4
PR 3.0.2 2.18.17   2018-01-12 2 4
PR/FF 3.0.3 2.18.18 3.1 2018-02-09 6 4
PR 3.0.4 2.18.19   2018-03-09 10 4
LR 3.2.0 2.18.20   2018-03-09 10 4
PR 3.2.1 2.18.21   2018-04-06 14 4
PR 3.2.2 2.18.22   2018-05-04 18 4
PR/FF 3.2.3 2.18.23 3.3 2018-06-01 22 6
LTR 3.4.0 2.18.24   2018-07-13 28 4
PR 3.4.1 2.18.25   2018-08-10 32 4
PR 3.4.2 2.18.26   2018-09-07 36 4
PR/FF 3.4.3 2.18.27 3.5 2018-10-05 40 4
LR 3.6.0 3.4.4   2018-11-02 44 4
PR 3.6.1 3.4.5   2018-11-30 48 2
PR 3.6.2 3.4.6   2018-12-14 50 6
PR 3.6.3 3.4.7   2019-01-25 4  

Leyenda de evento:

Evento Descripción
LLD Lanzamiento de largo plazo, inicio de nueva fase de desarrollo
LR Lanzamiento regular, inicio de nueva fase de desarrollo
FF Congelamiento de característica, fin de la fase de desarrollo
PR Punto de lanzamiento de la última versión y rama LLP
EPR Extra Point release

Ubicación de prelanzamientos / construcciones nocturnas

Plataforma Ubicación
Windows Candidato a lanzamiento semanal (instalador separado)
OSGeo4W
Linux Debian/Ubuntu
MacOS Mac OS