High Level Release Plan
stable-3.9 branch, Release
3.9.0-rc4 - Feature freeze deadline
3.9.0 BROKEN (**)
|Final release of
(*) NOTE: The
3.9.0-rc2release was not announced and limited to the release of the gerrit-acceptance-framework on Maven. From a Gerrit’s perspective, it was identical to the
3.9.0-rc1therefore did not make sense to have it officially released.
(**) WARNING: The
3.9.0-rc6has been introduced to revert the unwanted merge with master happened with Change 394445 which has caused the invalidation of the release
The language level used for Gerrit source code will stay on Java 11, however, Gerrit will be also built and distributed for Java 17.
The reasons not to use LTS Java 21 directly are:
- Java 17 is an LTS anyway, so it is a stable release we can rely on
- Java 21 is not widely adopted yet by Bazel, OSes
We plan to use the Gatling e2e test framework for Git, developed by GerritForge and Ericsson, to test the stability of the release on a production-like setup on AWS automatically provisioned using the aws-gerrit templates.
GerritForge has also offered its own AWS infrastructure to test the scalability of Gerrit v3.9, particularly with medium to large sized projects and in a multi-primary setup.
End of Life for Gerrit 3.6.x
Per the support policy mentioned on the project homepage, after 3.9.0 is released 3.6.x will reach end of life and will no longer be actively supported.
Support for 3.7.x and 3.8.x will continue as usual. Users of 3.6.x or earlier are recommended to upgrade to one of these versions.