Starting with Liferay 7.4, Liferay adopted a rolling release model for delivering updates and fixes. This means Liferay 7.4 is a long living release with many releases for the foreseeable future. To indicate versions, Liferay Portal and Liferay DXP use the following scheme:
|Liferay Portal||7.4.3.XX GAXX|
|Liferay DXP||7.4.13 Update XX|
Here are some hypothetical Liferay Portal version examples:
Liferay Portal 184.108.40.206 GA30 Liferay Portal 220.127.116.11 GA31 ... Liferay Portal 18.104.22.168 GA100
Here are some hypothetical Liferay DXP version examples:
Liferay DXP 7.4.13 Update 30 Liferay DXP 7.4.13 Update 31 ... Liferay DXP 7.4.13 Update 100
Older Liferay releases follow a specific structure of major, minor, and maintenance releases consisting of a three digit number. For example, 6.1.2. These numbers represent the type of release: major.minor.maintenance.
A change in the first digit (e.g. 6.x.x to 7.x.x) or the second digit (e.g. 7.2.x to 7.3.x) represents a major or minor release. The release might include things such as functionality changes, architectural changes, API changes, or addition of new features.
A change in the third digit (e.g. 6.2.1 to 6.2.2) represents a maintenance release. The release might include things such as security fixes, or reliability improvements.
Patches and fix packs are also available for previous versions. See Understanding Patch Types to learn more.