Hi, General Developers.
We have been following the General release calendar for a number of releases now, and releases have been smooth and mostly on-time. We have also recently instituted stricter processes for security issues where details of security issues are hidden until immediately before a minor release.
We have decided to change the Release calendar to bring minor releases in-line with major releases, rather than keeping them offset by one month, which will achieve tighter security still.
This would mean that the release calendar would appear as follows.
|Major (eg. 2.x)||6 monthly||First Monday of May and November|
|Minor (Point) (eg. 2.x.x)||2 monthly||First Monday of July, September, November, January, March and May|
This change has been made in consultation with our Moodle Partners, who rely on regularity.
Our support periods will remain the same.
We plan to post this more widely to the community in a week. Please let us know now if you can see any big problems with this change.