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RabbitMQ 3.9.0 release calendar

July 9, 2021

We intend to release RabbitMQ 3.9.0 on 26 July 2021. While we have been testing it internally for months, with production-like workloads, we need your help to check that it is as stable and reliable as we believe it is.

This is the timeline that we have to work together on making 3.9.0 the best release for you:

MilestoneAnticipated DateNotes
Code freeze5 July 2021No new features or refactorings before the final release
3.9.0-rc.1 produced9 July 2021All artefacts built & published
3.9.0-rc.1 announced12 July 2021First release candidate (RC) is announced & made public for testing
3.9.0-rc.2TBDIf new issues are reported, a new RC with fixes is made available for testing
3.9.0 produced23 July 2021Final release is built & published
3.9.0 announced26 July 2021Final release is announced & made public

The above release calendar is a point-in-time snapshot. For latest updates please refer to the Release Series page.

We are trying something new for RabbitMQ 3.9.0 release, which introduces a highly-anticipated feature: Streams. This new release calendar is meant to communicate what to expect, and when. Based on your feedback during the pre-release timeline, we may add additional release candidates, and extend the release timeline.

Our intention is to give you the opportunity to find issues with this release before we publish the final version. We all want important new releases, such as 3.9.0, to be as stable and reliable as possible. While we have gone to great lengths to ensure that this is the case, more eyes and experiments will always help, especially with a community as experienced and battle-hardened as ours.

At the time of publishing, we intend to ship RabbitMQ 3.9.0.rc-1 on Monday 12 July 2021, just in time for RabbitMQ Summit 2021.

Help us make RabbitMQ 3.9.0 the best release for you!

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Written by: Jean-Sébastien Pédron Gerhard Lazu

Categories: Announcements