Antora Release Schedule

Each major release line of the Antora Core components is typically supported for one year after it enters general availability (GA).

Latest Release Status GA Maintenance EOL

Antora 3.x

NA

Pending

~ 2020/01

TBD

TBD

Antora 2.x

2.1

Active

2018/12/25

~ 2020/01/25

~ 2020/04/25

Antora 1.x

1.1.1

Maintenance

2018/08/28

2019/03/25

2019/08/31

General Availability (GA)

A release line enters general availability on the date an initial, final major version of the software is released and available for download.

Active

Release line is being actively improved and supported.

Maintenance

Once a release line enters its maintenance period, only its most recent minor version will receive critical security patch releases. A release line starts this phase 30 days after the next major release line goes GA.

End of Life (EOL)

The date after which the release line no longer receives support or releases.

Version policy

Antora follows the semantic versioning rules. Each Antora component release is versioned major.minor.patch.

Major

Major releases occur when there are substantial changes in functionality or when new functionality breaks backwards compatibility. Releases within the same major release line will maintain API compatibility.

Minor

Minor releases add new features, improvements to existing features, and fixes that maintain backwards compatibility.

Patch

Patch releases fix bugs and maintain backwards compatibility. Only the latest minor release of a major release line will receive patches. Patch releases happen as needed depending on the urgency of the fix.

Pre-release

Major and minor releases may include pre-release versions (major.minor.patch-alpha.n | -beta.n | -rc.n). Pre-release versions will be tagged as next so that the npm client doesn’t prefer a pre-release over a stable version. Once a release candidate (rc) has been thoroughly tested, the stable release will be published.

See the Roadmap for some of the notable features and changes scheduled for upcoming Antora releases.