Monday, May 8, 2023

End of life (EOL) policy change, 0.103 one year extension, 0.105 past end of life

End of life (EOL) policy change 

ClamAV is making a minor change to our EOL policy

The original EOL policy stated that Long Term Support (LTS) versions will lose access to signature updates on the same date that we end support for additional patch versions. 

We are changing the policy to allow signature updates for at least one year after we stop supporting the release with patch versions. 

0.103 support extension 

We are also announcing a one-year extension of support for ClamAV 0.103 LTS. 

We decided to extend the life of the 0.103 LTS release because of the significant changes to the build system in 0.104 and the change in 0.105 requiring the Rust programming language toolchain to compile ClamAV. 

The one-year support extension does not apply to future LTS releases. 

ClamAV 0.103.0 was initially released on Sept. 14, 2020. With the additional year of support, and considering the change in the EOL Policy that allows one additional year of access for signature updates, this means that EOL dates for ClamAV 0.103 LTS are as follows: 
  • Expected End of Life (EOL): Sept. 14, 2024 
  • Patch versions continue until: Sept. 14, 2024 
  • Internal signature load testing until: Sept. 14, 2024 
  • Database downloads allowed until: Sept. 14, 2025 

0.105 EOL 

Finally, we would like to remind everyone that as per the EOL Policy, the release of ClamAV 1.1 heralds the end of patch versions supporting ClamAV 0.105. There will no more patch versions for ClamAV 0.105.

ClamAV 0.105 will continue to have access to signature updates for an additional four months after the 1.1 release, which was on May 1, 2023. This means that we may block 0.105 from further updates after Sept. 1, 2023.