Debian 8 Long Term Support reaching end-of-life
July 9th, 2020
The Debian Long Term Support (LTS) Team hereby announces that Debian 8
jessie support has reached its end-of-life on June 30, 2020,
five years after its initial release on April 26, 2015.
Debian will not provide further security updates for Debian 8. A
jessie packages will be supported by external parties. Detailed
information can be found at
The LTS Team will prepare the transition to Debian 9
stretch, which is the
current oldstable release. The LTS Team has taken over support from the
Security Team on July 6, 2020 while the final point update for
be released on July 18, 2020.
Debian 9 will also receive Long Term Support for five years after its initial release with support ending on June 30, 2022. The supported architectures remain amd64, i386, armel and armhf. In addition we are pleased to announce, for the first time support will be extended to include the arm64 architecture.
For further information about using
stretch LTS and upgrading from
LTS, please refer to LTS/Using.
Debian and its LTS Team would like to thank all contributing users, developers and sponsors who are making it possible to extend the life of previous stable releases, and who have made this LTS a success.
The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly
free community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of
the largest and most influential open source projects. Thousands of
volunteers from all over the world work together to create and
maintain Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and
supporting a huge range of computer types, Debian calls itself the
universal operating system.
More information about Debian Long Term Support can be found at https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/.
For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at https://www.debian.org/ or send mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.