When will restic come out of beta?

When will restic come out of beta, reaching 1.0, the alpha or stable release?

What additions will it include?

Why are you asking? As in, what practical relevance does it have, given that restic is highly usable and working just fine? FWIW it’s not labeled as “beta” software at all, so that’s not really the right word for it :slight_smile:

I don’t think anyone can given you a useful answer as to when restic will be 1.0 and what additions it will include. It’s simply too speculative. Restic is still evolving in terms of features and getting lots of optimizations and improvements.


I was just curious, how long the numerical number 0.12 etc will go.

What I mentioned is from Wiki, that once a software becomes stable and production ready it goes to 1.0.

Yeah, I was a bit puzzled too: I hear restic is already used in production and is stable.

I can still give you a hint though! Compression will be in it!

Which wiki? You mean Wikipedia? Can you tell us where it’s stated that restic is beta?

No!! It does not say restic is in beta!

I meant, I looked up software semantic versioning convention in general:

and I read that software with a version number that starts with a leading 0 is in beta, and once it becomes stable and production ready, versioning changes to 1.0.

Does that make sense?


I was referring to the following items off the top of my head:

  1. Major version zero (0.y.z) is for initial development. Anything MAY change at any time. The public API SHOULD NOT be considered stable.

  2. Version 1.0.0 defines the public API. The way in which the version number is incremented after this release is dependent on this public API and how it changes.

Restic is already stable, high quality, and used by many organizations and companies. I just thought it should be 1.0 soon.

I see :slight_smile: Well it’s just not “finished” so to speak, but surely not beta quality. We’ll see what the future holds! :smiley: