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Alpha and Beta Versions explained


[block:callout] { "type": "warning", "body": "Ghost 1.0 Beta is not suitable for production!" } [/block] We've started work on Ghost 1.0, which is currently in beta state. ## What does alpha and beta state mean? The Ghost master branch was under heavy development in the last months. Changes cover everything from the database model, the structure of the files, the tooling used to develop and a new editor. Nothing is sacred, and nothing is safe. We have released 21 alpha builds and today we have released the first beta version. The beta will be far more stable but should still **not** be used in a production environment. ## Migrate your LTS blog to 1.0 beta You can try and migrate your current LTS blog to `1.0 beta` using our [migration guide](/v1.0.0/docs/migrating-to-ghost-version-100). We are happy about any feedback ๐Ÿ™ƒ ## Testing Ghost with the new installer You can install our new [CLI tool](doc:installing-ghost-via-the-cli#install-ghost-cli), and easily install and update Ghost with simple commands. This tool only works with the alpha/beta builds at present, but when we ship Ghost 1.0 this will be **_the_** way to install and update Ghost. ## Developing Ghost If you'd like to give us a hand testing and developing the Ghost 1.0, that's awesome. Check out our [working with Ghost](doc:working-with-ghost) and [working with the admin client](doc:working-with-the-admin-client) guides. ## LTS? If you're looking for the latest Ghost v0.11 LTS code, you can find this on a branch named <strong>lts</strong>. This is where we push bug fixes and security updates for Ghost v0.11. If you're trying to install Ghost from Git, we strongly advise against it - our release zips are a better approach. Still, if you must, there is a `stable` branch which contains the latest, stable version of Ghost v0.11 LTS.