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[DRAFT] Community Supported OpenVPN Versions

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OpenVPN have a various levels of upstream support, categorized by release types.

Release typeVersioned releasegit updatessource tarball releaseWindows binariesOther repositoriesSupport levelSupport life cycle
Under development ("bleeding edge") no yes no no no N/A N/A
Full stable support yes yes yes yes yes Full security and bug fix support Always supported
Old stable support yes yes yes no no Security and critical bug fix support Minimum 12 months
git tree only no yes no no no Critical security updates only Minimum 12 months
Unsupported no no no no no No updates provided No support, upgrade to a newer release ASAP

The current stable release will always be in the Full stable support release type. For each new major release, the previous major release will be fully supported as well for at least 6 months before being re-classified to Old stable support. Once a new major release arrives, the current stable release is considered to be an old stable release. The old stable releases will only receive security and critical bug fixes only for at least 6 months after the new stable release. Releases classified under the Old stable support will be there for at least 12 month before being re-classified to git tree only. The git tree only release type will also get updates for at least 12 months, but each security incident is evaluated independently.

Current releases and support categorization

Version First / last release Release type Notes
git master N/A Under development Development branch, will become a future major release
2.4.0 - 2.4.4 Dec 26, 2016 - Sep 25, 2017 Full stable support Current stable release
2.3.0 - 2.3.18 Jan 2, 2013 - Sep 25, 2017 Full stable support v2.3.19 will be the last binary release before moving to Old stable support
2.2.0 - 2.2.3 Apr 21, 2011 - Nov 30, 2014 git tree only release/2.2 branch, last updated Sep 22, 2017
2.1.0 - 2.1.4 Dec 11, 2009 - Nov 4, 2010 git tree only release/2.1 branch, last updated Sep 22, 2017

Supported Windows versions

Windows versionLatest OpenVPN releaseRelease typeNotes
Windows 10/8/8.1/7/Vista 2.4.4 Full stable support
Windows XP 2.3.18 Full stable support Will be moved to old stable support with the v2.3.19 release
Windows 2000/98/95 2.2.3 Unsupported These Windows versions are considered to be irresponsible to be used for VPNs

Sources for binary packages: