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Release Series

Overview

This guide explains what release series of RabbitMQ are currently covered by community or extended commercial support policies, which release series is coming next, and what series are no longer supported.

For guidance on upgrades, see the Upgrade and Blue/Green Deployment Upgrade guides.

Currently Supported Release Series

Version Latest Patch First Release End of Community Support1 End of Extended Commercial Support2 In service for
3.11 3.11.8 28 September 2022
3.10 3.10.17 3 May 2022 31 July, 2023 30 December, 2023 19 months

Release Series That are Only Covered by Extended Support

Version Latest Patch First Release End of Community Support1 End of Extended Commercial Support2 In service for
3.9 3.9.28 26 July 2021 31 January, 2023 31 July, 2023 24 months

Definition of Community and Extended Commercial Support

In January 2023, the term general support was replaced with community support to avoid confusion with VMware terminology related to support lifecycle policy.

1 Community Support means patch releases are produced regularly based on feedback from all users, both community and those with a commercial license.

2 Extended Commercial Support means patches are produced for security and high severity issues reported by users with a commercial license.

Next Release Series

RabbitMQ 3.12, the next release series, is expected in the first quarter of 2023.

Release Series That are Out of Support

Version Final Patch First Release End of Life In service for
3.8 3.8.35 1 October 2019 31 July 2022 34 months
3.7 3.7.28 28 November 2017 30 September 2020 34 months
3.6 3.6.16 22 December 2015 31 May 2018 29 months
3.5 3.5.8 11 March 2015 31 October 2016 20 months
3.4 3.4.4 21 October 2014 31 October 2015 12 months
3.3 3.3.5 2 April 2014 31 March 2015 12 months
3.2 3.2.4 23 October 2013 31 October 2014 12 months
3.1 3.1.5 1 May 2013 30 April 2014 12 months
3.0 3.0.4 19 November 2012 30 November 2013 12 months

To learn more about individual releases, please see the change log.

Versions prior to v3.x

RabbitMQ v2.0.0 was released on 24 August 2010.
It reached end of life on 31 December 2012 as v2.8.7.

RabbitMQ v1.0.0 was released on 1 July 2007.
It reached end of life on 31 December 2010 as v1.8.1.

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