# Release statuses

LocalGov Drupal projects aim to follow a fairly standard approach to releases.

This includes the Localgov Drupal distribution and optional contributed modules.

# Alpha releases

An alpha release signifies that we are getting closer to a stable releaes, but is potentially unstable and needs more testing to flush out bugs.

For example, 3.0.0-alpha1 (opens new window)

# Beta releases

The beta relase is considered more stable, with

  • critical data loss and security bugs are resolved
  • functionality, APIs and dependencies are stable enough for others to rely on
  • most problems with upgrade paths are fixed

For example, 4.0.0-beta1 (opens new window)

# Release candidates

At times, we might make a release candidate for further testing before a stable releases.

For example, 4.0.0-rc1

(Note, we've not actually made any release candidates.)

# Stable release

A stable release is considered stable, secure, performant and is aligned with our quality standards.

For example, 3.0.4 (opens new window)

# Further reading

For more information, please see drupal.org's approach to release statuses (opens new window)