The Contao release plan defines when new Contao versions are released. This article explains when and how a PR has to be submitted to be included in a new version.
Before a new version is considered stable, it goes through three stages:
Please note that there is no explicit beta phase. Experience has shown that hardly anyone installs and tests a beta version, so a beta phase had no added value for us.
In order for your feature PR to be reviewed and merged, it must meet the following requirements:
The winter release is published around February 15 of each year, so your feature PR has to be completed by December 31. The summer release is published around August 15 of each year, so your feature PR has to be completed by June 31.