4.6.0 (CE) General Availability date


#1

I am suffering from https://issues.couchbase.com/browse/MB-20164 while using 4.5.0 (CE). I have 2 options, either, upgrade to 4.6.0 (CE) which is in developer preview or downgrade to 4.1.1 which is an older version.

I would like to upgrade but I do not know if it’s wise to do so since 4.6.0 is in developer preview. Is it likely that a Generally Available version will be out soon if I wait just a bit?


#2

I’m not so sure 4.6 will be released as CE…


#3

Hi @qambber -

Couchbase Server 4.6 GA will be released very soon, but that will be just the Enterprise Edition (EE). There will be a 4.6 Community Edition, but that comes usually 6 months or more later. You can read more here.

This strategy with EE/CE is the way Couchbase (the company) releases software, and it lets us fund development of Couchbase Server. Another alternative to get this bug fix: some users will cherry pick patches and build their own Couchbase Server but that’s most appropriate if you know what you’re doing. Hope that helps.
-Will


#4

It is already available as Developer Preview under CE


#5

OK awesome, just the answer I was looking for =). Thanks this really helps and gives me direction.


#6

The Couchbase Server Developer Previews don’t really make a distinction between CE / EE - they are the Enterprise Edition bits and they include all features and bug fixes from Enterprise Edition. For that reason, it’s a good idea to take a look at the list of EE/CE features to make sure you know what to expect in the future. This blog post explains this pretty well:
https://blog.couchbase.com/couchbase-server-editions-explained-open-source-community-edition-and-enterprise-edition/
Best,
-Will