I'm sending notice that the 1.6 release line will reach End-Of-Life
by Thursday 10 June - next month. As per our community policy, there
will be no further fixes applied to the 1.6 series of releases. After
its initial release on June 10, 2018 and 31 patch releases - the
latest released just 5 days ago on May 2 - the 1.6 release line
will have received 3 years of support.
that even though the community won't provide further releases, the
software is considered highly stable and will keep working as it has.
This End-Of-Life announcement has no impact on migration paths to newer
versions of LedgerSMB: upgrades from 1.6 to more recent versions will
remain supported for many years to come. (Upgrade paths from LedgerSMB 1.2 and 1.3 have seen recent maintenance.)
Should you want to
keep running 1.6 and be in need of support or maintenance, you could try
contacting one of the parties listed on the page for commercial
. They may be able to provide support beyond the community commitment.
options for versions with community support are the 1.7 release line
which will receive community releases until October 04, 2022 or the 1.8
release line which will see community support until September 04, 2022. (For releases 1.8 and newer, only 2 years of community support have been committed due to the increased release frequency: new minor versions are now released on a yearly basis.) For community support until 2023, upgrading to 1.9 is advised, which is expected to be released later this summer.
Robust and Flexible. No vendor lock-in.