Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Application Streams Life Cycle

Overview

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 introduces the concept of Application Streams. Multiple versions of user space components are now delivered and updated more frequently than the core operating system packages. This provides greater flexibility to customize Red Hat Enterprise Linux without impacting the underlying stability of the platform or specific deployments.

The RHEL 8 application stream contents also include tools and applications that move very fast and are updated frequently. These application streams, called rolling streams, are fully supported for the full life of RHEL 8. New versions replace existing versions when significant new features and improvements are available.

Application Streams are available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

Details

New versions of most application streams will become available as needed during the full 10 years of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 life. Lifecycles will align to the upstream support life or to product needs as required. Multiple versions of the same application stream may be available at the same time with overlapping lives. Rolling streams for fast-evolving products have only a single version, the newest, available. If a non-security related bug is discovered in a rolling stream, we will work to address it in the next scheduled release. The release cadence will be selected based on what makes sense for the product. Rolling streams will be available and supported for the full life of Red Hat Enterprise Linux major releases.

Releases and Support

Red Hat will support application streams for the application stream life cycle, after which customers are encouraged either to upgrade to a later release or continue on as self-supported without official Red Hat Support. Application streams will not have a corresponding Extended Update Support (EUS) nor an Extended Life Cycle Support (ELS) offering.

Application Streams Release Life Cycle

Application streams are fully supported for a predefined lifetime. See the table below for the applicable retirement date for each application stream.

Application Stream Release Date Retirement Date Release
authd 1.4.4 May 2019 May 2021 8.0.0
container-tools 1.0 May 2019 May 2021 8.0.0
dotnet 2.1 May 2019 Aug 2021 8.0.0
git 2 May 2019 May 2029 8.0.0
Identity Management DL1 May 2019 May 2024 8.0.0
mariadb 10.3 May 2019 May 2029 8.0.0
maven 3.5 May 2019 May 2022 8.0.0
mercurial 4.8 May 2019 May 2022 8.0.0
mysql 8 May 2019 Apr 2023 8.0.0
nginx 1.14 May 2019 May 2021 8.0.0
nodejs 10 May 2019 Apr 2021 8.0.0
openjdk 1.8.0 May 2019 May 2026 8.0.0
openjdk 11 May 2019 Oct 2024 8.0.0
perl 5.24 May 2019 May 2021 8.0.0
php 7.2 May 2019 May 2021 8.0.0
postgresql 10 May 2019 May 2024 8.0.0
postgresql 9.6 May 2019 Nov 2021 8.0.0
python 2.7 May 2019 Jun 2024 8.0.0
redis 5 May 2019 May 2022 8.0.0
ruby 2.5 May 2019 May 2029 8.0.0
scala 2.1 May 2019 May 2022 8.0.0
swig 3 May 2019 May 2022 8.0.0
varnish 6 May 2019 May 2022 8.0.0
dotnet 3.0 Nov 2019 Mar 2020 8.1.0
gcc-toolset 9 Nov 2019 Nov 2021 8.1.0
nginx 1.16 Nov 2019 Nov 2021 8.1.0
nodejs 12 Nov 2019 Apr 2022 8.1.0
php 7.3 Nov 2019 Nov 2021 8.1.0
ruby 2.6 Nov 2019 Mar 2022 8.1.0
postgresql 12 Feb 2020 May 2029 8.1.1
dotnet 3.1 Feb 2020 Dec 2022 8.1.1
container-tools 2.0 Apr 2020 May 2022 8.2.0
maven 3.6 Apr 2020 Apr 2023 8.2.0
python 3.8 Apr 2020 May 2023 8.2.0
freeradius 3.0 May 2019 May 2024 8.0.0
mailman 2.1 May 2019 Jun 2024 8.0.0
nginx 1.18 Nov 2020 Nov 2022 8.3
perl 5.30 Nov 2020 Nov 2023 8.3
php 7.4 Nov 2020 May 2029 8.3
ruby 2.7 Nov 2020 Mar 2023 8.3
gcc-toolset 10 Nov 2020 Nov 2022 8.3
nodejs 14 Nov 2020 Apr 2023 8.3
dotnet 5.0 Dec 2020 Jan 2022 8.3

Note: Red Hat allows Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 content to be made available in between minor releases (8.Y).

Rolling Application Streams Release Life Cycle

Rolling application streams are fully supported for the full life of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux major release. New versions will replace existing versions in minor releases. Rolling streams are only used when having new versions of the stream is very important. Users of rolling streams should understand when and how the streams are updated and be prepared for newer versions. Details can be found on access.redhat.com and developers.redhat.com.

Rolling Application Stream Release Date Product Version Previous Release
LLVM May 2019 10.0.1 LINK
Go May 2019 1.14.7 LINK
Rust May 2019 1.45.2 LINK
The above-mentioned tools are available for the following architectures: x86_64, Power LE, aarch64, S390x.
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    NOTE: Red Hat makes Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 content available quarterly, in between minor releases (8.Y). The quarterly releases are numbered using the third digit (8.Y.1).