Versioning & Release Notes
This page introduces the release cycle and versioning approach used in Aidbox development

Aidbox release cycle

Aidbox docker images are available on Docker Hub.
:edge The most recent Aidbox build. We highly recommend using the edge channel in staging and dev environments to get access to new functionality and detect potential issues as soon as possible. Every commit into the Aidbox code base after successful CI is published to the edge channel. The edge channel may have issues and/or regressions.
:latest Latest releases contain new functionality, bugfixes, and optimizations and passed all available QA and review processes by the Health Samurai team. If you're actively developing we recommend using latest. These releases are updated monthly.
:stable
Stable releases are ready for production. The current stable is the previous latest release. These releases are updated monthly.
Tagged releases For every **** release, we create an immutable **** tag in the **** format YYMM (for example it will be 2107 for the 2021 July release).

Long-term support releases

Starting from January 2022 we are introducing long-term support releases. The Aidbox team will backport security and critical bug fixes to LTS releases throughout a one-year support window.
Aidbox LTS releases are scheduled to be published twice a year. If you are not interested in getting new features on a monthly basis but want to get critical bug fixes, please consider switching to LTS releases.
Aidbox version
Availability starts
End of life
2106-lts
2021-06
2022-06
2202-lts
2022-04
2023-04

Aidboxdb release cycle

The aidboxdb image is a custom build of an open-source PostgreSQL database. It contains a number of extensions that are needed to increase search performance.
The aidboxdb image follows PostgreSQL versioning. For instance, if you want to use PostgreSQL 11.11, pull healthsamurai/aidboxdb:11.11
The HealthSamurai team officially supports the latest minor release of each major version of PostgreSQL starting from 11. The currently supported versions of PostgreSQL are 11.11, 12.6, and 13.2.