Which Mastodon versions are available?
We try to provide most Mastodon major versions in parallel, and to give our users a way upgrade painlessly and not to worry about security.
There are two ways to choose the version of an instance:
- Set a major version (like v2.1), and your instance will be kept up to date by automatically updating to any minor version (like v2.1.1).
- Follow an update channel and your instance will be upgraded to the latest version matching the criteria:
- stable: the last stable release (v2.0, v2.1, ... and minor versions);
- testing: the last tagged version, including release candidates.
Using the stable channel is the recommended option.