On 27/09/2019 14:38, KM wrote:
> I saw the announcement of the latest 8.5.x version of Tomcat.  Has anyone 
> heard of an EOL date for Tomcat 8.5.x?  I haven't seen anything about it 
> anywhere.  I saw 8.0.x was EOL.  We are using embedded Tomcat 8.5 now and 
> want to upgrade to the latest.  
> We were considering upgrading to 9.0.x, but were wondering how much official 
> time we had before it was required.
> Thanks in advance for any information.

There is no official date.

The Tomcat project maintains 3 major versions in parallel. Currently
these are:
- 9.0.x
- 8.5.x
- 7.0.x

We always provide at least 12 months notice of EOL.

Major releases are aligned with releases of the Servlet specification.
The current timetable for the next Servlet spec is TBD.

We haven't even announced EOL for 7.0.x yet so you have:
- x years until Tomcat 10 / Servlet 4.next is released
- 1 year for 7.0.x EOL
- y years until Tomcat 11 / Servlet 4.next+1 is released
- 1 year for 8.5.x EOL

Taking low estimates for x and y of 1 and 2 respectively, you have at
least 5 years before 8.5.x is EOL.

Take that figure as an "Engineering Estimate". Also known as a "wild guess".


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