Pentaho Product End of Life Policy
When a new Major Release is released, the previous Major Release is no longer for sale and enters an End-of-Life transition period. During this time, Pentaho support is offered in two phases.
Normal Support means making all Minor Releases, Maintenance Releases, Service Packs available for a Major Release to ensure that the Product conforms with the Documentation. Normal Support is provided for the current Major Release and the immediately preceding Major Release. For instance, if the current Major Release is Version X, Normal Support is offered for Major Release Version X and Major Release Version (X -1).
Limited Support means making pre-existing Service Packs and Maintenance Releases available for a Major Release that has been superseded by two additional Major Releases for a period of twelve (12) months. For instance, if the current Major Release is Version X, Limited Support is available for Major Release Version (X -2). After this time, all Limited Support for Major Release Version (X -2) will cease.
Patches are made available for the latest Minor Release available for Versions under Normal Support. Although Pentaho's goal is to provide patches for identified issues in accordance to Pentaho's patch release process there are instances when Pentaho will not be able to provide a patch. These are when
- Architectural design changes for that version prevent the implementation of a bug fix
- The effort exceeds reasonable commercial efforts
- A reasonable workaround was identified
|CURRENT Status||END OF LIFE||LIMITED SUPPORT
||NORMAL SUPPORT||NORMAL SUPPORT|
|Planned Limited Support||N/A||11/2016||10/2017||TBD|
|Planned End of Life||N/A||10/2017||10/2018||TBD|
|Latest Maintenance / Minor Version||4.8.3||5.4.1||6.1.0||7.1.0|
means a major release of a Product generally released to Pentaho customers and designated by a change in the first digit of the Product Version number (e.g. 2.x, 3.x, 4.x).
means minor version releases of the same Product generally released to Pentaho customers and designated by a change in the number to the right of the decimal after the Major Release number (e.g. x.4, x.5, x.6).
means the number to the right of the decimal after the Minor Release number (e.g. x.x.4, x.x.5, x.x.6).
means the number to the right of the decimal after the Maintenance Release number (e.g. x.x.x.4, x.x.x.5, x.x.x.6).