Camunda 8 follows the Camunda release policy with some specific clarifications which can be found below.
Interested in deprecation and support announcements? Read more on the Announcements page.
Provisioning in SaaS
In our managed service, we differentiate between components that are part of a Camunda 8 cluster and components that are outside of the cluster.
A cluster usually consists of:
For components outside of the cluster, we release new versions continuously and update customers to the latest version automatically whenever it is ready to be shipped.
These components include:
- Modeler (Web)
Admins can enable alpha features for components outside of the cluster in the organization settings screen.
For components inside a cluster, Camunda provides two channels for provisioning and follows the Camunda release policy:
- Stable: General availability features for cluster components are available through the stable channel. This channel provides the latest feature and patch releases ready for most users at minimal risk. The releases follow semantic versioning and can be updated to the next minor or patch release without data loss.
- Alpha: Alpha features for cluster components are available through the alpha channel. This channel provides preview releases in preparation for the next stable release. They provide a short-term stability point to test new features and give feedback before they are released to the stable channel. Try these to ensure the upcoming release works with your infrastructure. These releases cannot be updated to a newer release, and therefore are not meant to be used in production.
On the stable channel, the last three supported minor versions are made available for provisioning.
Whenever a new Camunda 8 version is released, we do our best to provide the new version on our managed service at the same time. We add a notice to Console, recommending an update to the latest version.
Updates or restart for critical issues
In our managed service we reserve the right to force update or restart a cluster immediately and without notice in advance if there is a critical security or stability issue.
Whenever a new Camunda 8 version is released, Camunda 8 Self-Managed enterprise customers will be notified via email.
The Camunda 8 Self-Managed Helm chart version is coupled with the applications version (e.g., chart version is 8.3.x which follows the applications main version 8.3.x).
For more details about the applications version included in the Helm chart, review the full version matrix.
If you are running Camunda 8 Self-Managed, follow our update guide.