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OSCAR and Dependency lifecycles

The lifecycles of OSCAR and selected dependencies extend from their general release to when active development stops.

OSCAR Deb Reference Environments

  • v1.0 – Updated to current – November 23, 2018

The following are reference installation environments tested and recommended for installing OSCAR debs. They are not dependencies per se but rather supported combinations that worked at the time. 

OSCAR Java
Tomcat Database Ubuntu  Expiry
 15 Open JDK 8 7 MariaDB 10.0
 16.04  
 15 Oracle Java 8* 7
MariaDB 10.0  16.04 2018
 15 Oracle Java 7
7
 MySQL 5.5
 14.04 2017
 14 Oracle Java 7
6  MySQL 5.5  14.04 2015
12_1 Sun Java 6 6  MySQL 5.5  14.04 2016
 12 Sun Java 6 6  MySQL 5.1  12.04 2013
10.12 Sun Java 6 6  MySQL 5.1  10.04 2012

*as of Jan 2019 Oracle Java will cease to be open source for production use

OSCAR and dependencies release cycles

dates are read from general release
to declared public end of life
or when the developers stopped actively fixing bugs

As systems exposed to the internet are always under attack, you are well advised to update to supported versions of OSCAR and its underlying infrastructure.

OSCAR versions

OSCAR 1 Nov 17, 2002-2007
OSCAR 2.2 2007-2009
OSCAR 9.6 2009-2010
OSCAR 9.12 2010-2011
OSCAR 10.6 2010-2011
OSCAR 10.12 2011-2012
OSCAR 12 2012-2013
OSCAR 12.1 2013-Sept 2016

OSCAR 14 2014-2015 (limited release)

OSCAR 15 2016-

Ubuntu versions

12.04 LTS 2012-2017
14.04 LTS 2014-2019
16.04 LTS 2016-2021
18.04 LTS 2018-2023

Sun/Oracle Java versions

Java 6 2006-Dec 2013
Java 7 2011-April 2015
Java 8 LTS 2014-Jan 2019
Java 9 2017-March 2018
Java 10 2018-Sept 2018

Note that Oracle Java requires a commercial liscence to run OSCAR in production as of Jan 2019

Open JDK Java versions

Java 8 LTS 2014-2023
Java 11 LTS 2018-2022

Open JDK is a project controlled by Oracle who currently only supports a version for 6 months or so.  After that the community takes over support.  AdoptOpenJDK provides extended support and binaries for anyone's use including Linux distributions. Support via AdoptOpenJDK for version 8 is planned to 2023 and version 11 to 2022

Tomcat versions

Tomcat 6 2007-Dec 2016
Tomcat 7 2011-
Tomcat 8 2014-June 2018
Tomcat 8.5 2016-
Tomcat 9 2017-

MySQL versions

MySQL 5.0 2005-Dec 2011
MySQL 5.5 2010-Dec 2015
MySQL 5.6 2013-Feb 2018
MySQL 5.7 2015-Oct 2020

MariaDB versions

MariaDB 5.3 2012-Mar 2017
MariaDB 5.5 2012-Apr 2020
MariaDB 10.0 2014-Mar 2019
MariaDB 10.1 2015-Oct 2020
MariaDB 10.2 2017-May 2022
MariaDB 10.3 2018-May 2023

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