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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [ANN] End of life for Apache Tomcat 5.5.x
Date Wed, 02 Jan 2013 16:47:54 GMT
On 10/08/2011 13:00, Mark Thomas wrote:
> The Apache Tomcat team announces that support for Apache Tomcat 5.5.x
> will end on 30 September 2012.
> 
> This means that after 30 September 2012:
> - releases from the 5.5.x branch are highly unlikely
> - bugs affecting only the 5.5.x branch will not be addressed
> - security vulnerability reports will not be checked against the 5.5.x
> branch
> 
> Three months later (i.e. after 31 December 2012)
> - the 5.5.x download pages will be removed
> - the latest 5.5.x release will be removed from the mirror system
> - the 5.5.x branch in svn will move from /tomcat/tc5.5.x to
> /tomcat/archive/tc5.5.x
> - the links to the 5.5.x documentation will be removed from
> tomcat.apache.org
> - The bugzilla project for 5.5.x will be made read-only

This has all been completed.


> Note that all 5.5.x releases will always be available from the archive.
> 
> It is anticipated that the final 5.5.x release will be made shortly
> before 30 September 2012.

The final release was 5.5.36 on 10 Oct 2012 and is, and will always
remain, available from the archives.

Mark



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