PostgreSQL is a noncommercial, all volunteer, free software project, and as such there is no formal list of feature requirements required for development. We enjoy allowing developers to explore the topics of their choosing, though we also ensure that all new features committed to PostgreSQL are thoroughly vetted by our community of contributors and committers.

Upcoming minor releases

The PostgreSQL project aims to make at least one minor release every quarter, on a predefined schedule. If it becomes necessary due to an important bugfix or security issue, more releases will be made between these dates, so this list should be considered a minimum. At each of these dates, a new minor release will be made for each supported version.

The target date for these releases are, unless otherwise stated, the second Thursday of February, May, August, and November. The current schedule for upcoming releases is:

  • August 8th, 2024
  • November 14th, 2024
  • February 13th, 2025
  • May 8th, 2025

Next major release

The next major release of PostgreSQL is planned to be the 17 release. This release is planned for September 2024.

While there are no formal requirements for each PostgreSQL release, there are several places you can look to find out more information on upcoming features:

  • General development information - A wiki page about various aspects of the PostgreSQL development process
  • Information about the current CommitFest - An overview about the status on patches for the current commitfest