CiviCRM Release Mechanics
- CiviCRM v4.6.x
- CiviCRM v4.7.x (out-of-date instructions)
- CiviCRM v5.x
Comparison: Each release has some policy differences, leading to slight variations in the release process. Key differences:
- 4.6 and 4.7 have slightly different release policies: 4.7 uses release-candidates, and 4.6 does not.
- During 2016-2017, monthly iterations produced new 4.7.x.
- Beginning in 2018, monthly iterations produced new 5.x.0.