Symfony manages its releases through a time-based model. A new Symfony minor version comes out every six months, one in May and one in November. Check out the release process document for the full timeline details.
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Symfony 3.0 is the latest stable version and it will be maintained until the end of January 2017.
Nov 2015 Release
Jul 2016 End of support for bug fixes
Jan 2017 End of support for security fixes