Debian 8 “Jessie” Long Term Support Reaching End-of-Life

The Debian Long Term Support (LTS) Team hereby announces that Debian 8 "Jessie" support has reached its EOL (end-of-life) on June 30, 2020.

Debian will not provide further security updates for Debian 8. A subset of jessie packages will be supported by external parties. Detailed information can be found at Extended LTS.

In addition 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. The final point update for “Stretch” will be released on July 18, 2020.

Debian 9 will also receive Long Term Support for five years after its initial release. Support ending on June 30, 2022. The supported architectures remain amd64, i386, armel and armhf. In addition they are pleased to announce, for the first time support will be extended to include the arm64 architecture.

If you want to continue using Debian GNU/Linux 8 “Jessie” even after the LTS support ends on June 30, 2020, you can further extend its lifetime via the Extended Long Term Support (ELTS) commercial offering. It is available only for i386 and amd64 architectures. Extended LTS support for Debian GNU/Linux 8 “Jessie” will kick off from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.

In conclusion 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.

Bobby Borisov

Bobby Borisov

Bobby, an editor-in-chief at Linuxiac, is a Linux professional with over 20 years of experience. With a strong focus on Linux and open-source software, he has worked as a Senior Linux System Administrator, Software Developer, and DevOps Engineer for small and large multinational companies.

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