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Payara Services provides a 10-year software lifecycle with support and maintenance over stated time periods for Payara Platform Enterprise products. The 10-year lifecycle allows Enterprise customers to plan and deploy their applications using Payara Platform, to reduce the level of change required for each major release over time, increasing stability and predictability and giving your team the peace of mind that comes with not having to upgrade frequently.
The Payara Platform lifecycle identifies the various levels of support and maintenance for each release of that product over a period of time from the initial release.
Payara Platform software updates containing security and bug fixes are delivered via software patches released to individual Payara Enterprise customers as needed, or as part of a minor release. Feature enhancements and new features are generally introduced in minor and major releases—not as patches.
Payara strives to maintain compatibility across the full life cycle so that patches and minor releases are tested and qualified against prior releases, as well as provide compatibility with the initial major release (e.g., 6) but if incompatibilities arise, the team documents it in the release notes or reports the incompatibility as a bug. Major versions of the Payara Platform software attempt to maintain significant backward-compatibility with previous versions (e.g., Payara Server 5 endeavors to maintain backward compatibility with Payara Server 4) to aid with the migration of applications from one major release to another. An upgrade tool is available to assist Enterprise customers with updates from one minor version to the next.
Payara Platform’s product lifecycle is published to provide transparency and assist you with your planning, but sometimes must make changes to the policies due to end of life changes of a component or platform in the ecosystem that are outside of Payara’s control.
Build Tool Plugins
The 10-year software lifecycle for Payara Platform products is divided into three main phases: Full Support, Maintenance, and Extended Support.
Dates in italics may change.
Payara Platform Enterprise includes:
Payara Server Full Profile
Payara Server Full Profile ML (multi language)
Payara Server Web profile
Payara Server Web profile ML
Payara Embedded Full Profile
Payara Embedded Web Profile
Payara Docker images
Payara Platform Community includes:
Jakarta EE support date is based on when the Payara product became a Jakarta EE compatible product. In many cases the product already had support for it before this date.
General principal: Fixes and improvements are always performed on the latest version of the connector. No older versions are updated and released.
Build tool plugins support starting and stopping a Payara Micro instance from the build cycle, creation of fat JAR, etc…