The Apache Tomcat team announces that support for Apache Tomcat 8.5.x will end on 31 March 2024.
This means that after 31 March 2024:
- releases from the 8.5.x branch are highly unlikely
- bugs affecting only the 8.5.x branch will not be addressed
- security vulnerability reports will not be checked against the 8.5.x branch
Three months later (i.e. some time after 30 June 2024):
- the 8.5.x download pages will be removed
- the latest 8.5.x release will be removed from the mirror system
- the 8.5.x branch will be made read-only
- the links to the 8.5.x documentation will be removed from tomcat.apache.org
- The bugzilla project for 8.5.x will be made read-only
Note that all 8.5.x releases will always be available from the archive.
It is anticipated that the final 8.5.x release will be made shortly before 31 March 2024.