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From Ignat Alexeyenko <ialexeye...@atlassian.com>
Subject Re: Tomcat 8.0 EOL has announced. When EOL of 8.5 is expected?
Date Tue, 05 Jun 2018 18:09:19 GMT
Hi Mark!

Thanks for the quick and detailed response - that makes things much easier
to plan on our end.

Cheers,
Ignat Alexeyenko
Atlassian

On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 5:32 PM, Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org> wrote:

> On 05/06/18 14:58, Ignat Alexeyenko wrote:
> > Hello, everyone!
> >
> > Just found out today that Tomcat 8.0 reaches end of life this months.
> Could
> > you please advice on approximate timeframe for how long 8.5 version is
> > going to be supported, so we could plan our upgrades.
>
> There is currently no planned EOL date for 8.5.x.
>
> The Tomcat community currently supports (at least) 3 versions in
> parallel. As of 1 July 2018 those versions will be:
> 7.0.x
> 8.5.x
> 9.0.x
>
> We have also stated that we will give at least 12 months notice of the
> EOL of any release line.
>
> EOL for 7.0.x will depend on the timescales for Tomcat 10.
>
> Major Tomcat versions have been aligned with releases of the Java EE
> specification. With the move of Java EE to Jakarta EE at the Eclipse
> Foundation, the future plans and timescales for all components are
> uncertain.
>
> My best guess at this point is that major versions of Tomcat will follow
> releases of the Servlet specification. There is currently no timescale
> for the next release of the Servlet specification. December 2018 has
> been mentioned as a tentative date for the next release but the schedule
> that was part of has already slipped so it looks unlikely.
>
> At this point I don't see EOL for Tomcat 7.0.x being announced before 31
> December 2018 meaning EOL for 7.0.x would not be until at least 31
> December 2019. Those are the earliest possible dates. A slip of at least
> 6 to 12 months would not surprise me.
>
> At this point, dates for 8.5.x EOL are impossible to predict with any
> more accuracy than "several years" after 7.0.x EOL.
>
> Mark
>
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