The Gluster community is pleased to announce the release of 7.0, our latest release.
This is a major release that includes a range of code improvements and stability fixes along with a few features as noted below. A selection of the key features and bugs addressed are documented in this  page.
1. Releases that receive maintenance updates post release 7, 6 and 5 
2. Release 7 will receive maintenance updates around the 20th of every month for the first 3 months post release (i.e Dec'19, Jan'20, Feb'20). Post the initial 3 months, it will receive maintenance updates every 2 months till EOL. 
A series of features/xlators have been deprecated in release 7 as follows, for upgrade procedures from volumes that use these features to release 7 refer to the release 7 upgrade guide .
Features deprecated: - Glupy
Highlights of this release are:
Highlights: Several stability fixes addressing,
coverity, clang-scan, address sanitizer and valgrind reported issues removal of unused and hence, deprecated code and features.
Features: 1. Rpcbind not required in glusterd.service when gnfs isn't built. 2. Latency based read child to improve read workload latency in a cluster, especially in a cloud setup. Also provides a load balancing with the outstanding pending request. 3. Glusterfind: integrate with gfid2path, to improve performance. 4. Issue #532: Work towards implementing global thread pooling has started 5. This release includes extra coverage for glfs public APIs in our regression tests, so we don't break anything.