Pre-releases and general availability

To indicate readiness of a release or feature, Litium releases new products and APIs as pre-releases named alpha, beta and release candidate. The final stage is called general availability.



Release candidate

General availability

Not thoroughly tested.

Can contain serious errors or result in data loss.

No documentation.

No official support.

Feature incomplete.

Can contain bugs and cause data loss.

Can contain breaking changes.

Can be open or closed.

Some documentation.

No official support.

Aka rc

Feature complete.

Not expected to have high or critical bugs.

Key areas documented.

Officially supported.


Release candidate is the first stage where customer projects are recommended to start.

Aka ga.

Expected to have only low and medium bugs.


Officially supported.