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Phase 0: Crowdfunding Campaign
From July until October 2015, the JUnit team collected money to fund the initial development phases of JUnit 5 in a crowdfunding campaign.
Phase 1: Kickoff Meeting
From October 20th to 22nd, 2015 the JUnit team held a kickoff meeting in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Phase 2: The Prototype
Phase 3: Heading for an Alpha
The JUnit team released the
Alpha version of JUnit 5 on February 1st, 2016.
Phase 4: Working Toward a First Milestone
The JUnit team released the first major milestone for JUnit 5 on July 7th, 2016.
Phase 5: Additional Milestones
The JUnit team plans to release additional milestones in 2016 and 2017.
Phase 6: Release Candidates
Once the JUnit team and community are satisfied with the stability and core feature set of released milestones, the JUnit team plans to publish one or more release candidates (e.g., RC1, RC2, etc.) before a final GA release.
Phase 7: GA Release
Depending on time constraints, resources, and community feedback, the JUnit team plans to release JUnit 5.0 GA during Q3 2017.