The etcd team has adopted a rolling release model and supports one stable version of etcd.
master branch is our development branch. All new features land here first.
If you want to try new features, pull
master and play with it. Note that
master may not be stable because new features may introduce bugs.
Before the release of the next stable version, feature PRs will be frozen. We will focus on the testing, bug-fix and documentation for one to two weeks.
All branches with prefix
release- are considered stable branches.
After every minor release (https://semver.org/), we will have a new stable branch for that release. We will keep fixing the backwards-compatible bugs for the latest stable release, but not previous releases. The patch release, incorporating any bug fixes, will be once every two weeks, given any patches.