2011-08-10 End of life for Apache Tomcat 5.5.x

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
  • The bugzilla project for 5.5.x will be made read-only

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.