Easy Redmine is continuously developed in order to make Redmine the best open source project management software.

We plan to stay compatible with the basic Redmine in order to provide community users the possibility of upgrading and getting professional services.


The release cycle comprises

  • minor versions (patches) - approximately every 2 weeks. Version labeling: 2016.06.03
  • major versions (with new features) - every 3 months. Version labeling: 2016.07.00
  • new generation - every 18-24 months. Version labeling: 2018.01.00


Version numbering

9.0.3 = major.minor.bugfix

  • First number - major version - released usually 3 times a year (spring, September / October, winter edition). Release of big development epics (new plugins like risk management and / or significant improvements of current UX / plugins). Release is accompanied by marketing campaigns dedicated to the new plugins and the most killer features. Of course release notes are published for such version.
  • Second number - minor version - released every month around the 20th day. It contains new features and changes. Release notes are published as well.
  • Third number - bug fixing version - released every week. Contains only bug fixes - no features or database changes. Release notes are prepared only of there is some significant change that repairs a nasty bug.


Types of updates

  1. Generation - by industry standard, when the application looks differently on the first look. (+ where the year changes, e.g. Easy Redmine 2018 -> 2019)
    released once per 1-2 years
  2. Major version - version with big added features or plugins (epics). First number of Platform version, e.g. 5.3.1 -> 06.0.0
    released once per 3-4 months
  3. Minor version - it contains new individual features and changes. Second number of Platform version, e.g. 6.1.3 -> 6.2.0
    released once per month (around 20th)
  4. Bug fixing release - only fixed bugs, without any disruptive changes. Third number of Platform version, e.g. 7.1.1 -> 7.1.2
    released once per week
  5. Hotfix - immediate fix of a critical bug after release. Fourth number in Platfom version, e.g. 7.2.0 ->
    The fourth number is only added in the version with the fix. In a new bug fixing release, we are back to three numbers (-> 7.3.0)
    released when needed


Updates for Server solution 

  • free updates for 3 months after the purchase 
  • further updates are paid and can be purchased for a minimum period of 1 year
  • updates are always available for download in the client zone (part of Customer Portal)
  • changelog and roadmap are available here


Updates for Cloud solution

  • cloud hosting includes updates
  • hosted instances are updated automatically by default
  • automatic updates can be disabled - only on-request updates will be provided
  • clients are always notified about changes in the software

Product updates is not a mandatory service. Update service has to be paid during the whole time of product ownership to receive product updates.


Easy Redmine product lifecycle

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
  2019 2020 2021
Easy Redmine 10                        
Easy Redmine 2018 (v9 and below)                        


Stages of the Easy Redmine lifecycle:

Early release – SW version is available for selected early adopters under enhanced support conditions

General availability – Actual version. Regular feature update is targeted to this version. Full support options

End of Sale – Supported version and bug resolution. No feature requests or customizations available. Cloud customers are migrated to actual version (General availability).

End of support – Only best effort support provided, no bug fixing.


Plug-ins and modules:

Plugins may have own release plan, but all new versions of plugins are released for Easy Redmine version in GENERAL AVAILABILITY.

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