Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Application Streams Life Cycle

Overview

Application streams allow Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 to deliver user space packages on a cadence that makes sense for the package - not as a monolithic distribution. Streams also allow Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 to offer multiple major versions of a single package for installation where it makes sense to do so. This is an improvement over previous methods of making multiple versions of packages available. Application streams allow Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 to consolidate previous distribution channels to a single place.

These fast-moving application streams are expected to be updated frequently and will have a shorter life cycle and support term than Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Application Streams are available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

Details

Each application stream will be supported from two to five years. New versions will be available only during the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Full Support Phase.

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 2.18 May 2019 May 2021 8.0.0
httpd 2.4 May 2019 May 2024 8.0.0
Identity Management DL1 May 2019 May 2024 8.0.0
mariadb 10.3 May 2019 May 2023 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 Jun 2023 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 Feb 2021 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 Nov 2021 8.1.0
php 7.3 Nov 2019 Nov 2021 8.1.0
ruby 2.6 Nov 2019 Nov 2021 8.1.0