2015-06-03 End of life for Apache Tomcat 6.0.x

The Apache Tomcat® team announces that support for Apache Tomcat 6.0.x will end on 31 December 2016.

This means that after 31 December 2016:

  • releases from the 6.0.x branch are highly unlikely
  • bugs affecting only the 6.0.x branch will not be addressed
  • security vulnerability reports will not be checked against the 6.0.x branch

Three months later (i.e. some time after 30 March 2017)

  • the 6.0.x download pages will be removed
  • the latest 6.0.x release will be removed from the mirror system
  • the 6.0.x branch in svn will move from /tomcat/tc6.0.x to /tomcat/archive/tc6.0.x
  • the links to the 6.0.x documentation will be removed from
  • The bugzilla project for 6.0.x will be made read-only

Note that all 6.0.x releases will always be available from the archive.

It is anticipated that the final 6.0.x release will be made shortly before 31 December 2016.