31 October 2017 Releases

Elasticsearch 6.0.0-rc2 released

By Clinton Gormley

We are excited to announce the release of Elasticsearch 6.0.0-rc2, based on Lucene 7.0.1. This is the sixth in a series of pre-6.0.0 releases designed to let you test out your application with the features and changes coming in 6.0.0, and to give us feedback about any problems that you encounter. Open a bug report today and become an Elastic Pioneer.

IMPORTANT: This is a pre-release and is intended for testing purposes only. Indices created in this version will not be compatible with Elasticsearch 6.0.0 GA. Upgrading 6.0.0-rc2 to any other version is not supported.

DO NOT DEPLOY IN PRODUCTION

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The wait is almost over

We are getting very close to the 6.0.0 GA release.  This RC2 contains a number of minor bug fixes which you can read about in the release notes.  A big thanks to our Elastic Pioneers for testing out earlier versions and reporting these bugs - your effort makes the GA release that much better.

Please download Elasticsearch 6.0.0-rc2, try it out, and let us know what you think on Twitter (@elastic) or in our forum. You can report any problems on the GitHub issues page.