The HTCondor stable series is updated with only bug fixes and new platform ports. Backward compatibility is strictly maintained except for potential security fixes.

The stable series can receive new features on an exception basis. Exceptions are rare.

Any potentially destabilizing changes to the stable series must be raised to a group of project maintainers - currently Todd Tannenbaum (CHTC) and Matthew Farrellee (Red Hat) - who will agree on a course of action. No action should be taken until it is approved by the maintainers.

Who can raise an exception to the maintainers?

What is destabilizing?

How can you raise an exception?