To provide a consistent, predictable release cadence and window for validator updates, the team will move to a consistent release cadence for planned updates.
Initially, these updates will be released on a weekly basis and will gradually move to every two weeks. The team plans to release Wednesday mornings PT.
Important and Critical updates will be released out of band when available. Each release will be tagged with a color code, see table below.
|Update||Recommended, on your time||Initially every week, gradually move to every 2 weeks||Snapshots, non-critical fixes, miner release updates (minor)|
|Important update||Within 24-48 hrs||Out of band (when available)||Fix impacting majority validators, miner release updates (major)|
|Critical update||Update immediately||Out of band (when available)||Serious security issue impacting majority validators, fix to address blockchain halt or other serious blockchain operational issues|