jQuery Lifecycle: End Of Life And Support Status

Last updated on January 22, 2024

jQuery is a JavaScript library used to manipulate HTML documents with a “write less, do more” approach. It also makes the use of JavaScript much easier as it replaces the plethora of lines of code with single-lined commands that perform the same task.

Support status guide

End of life (EOL) is the end of a product’s useful life. When a product reaches the end of its life cycle, the manufacturer no longer supports it. The following table explains the different phases of a product’s lifecycle. Testing status is when the product is initially released and EOL is when product support is no longer offered. The time between these two points is the support timeframe.

Testing

The software is not yet publicly available. It is in testing phase i.e., alpha, beta, release preview etc.

Active

The software is actively supported by the vendor.

Phasing Out

The software will soon reach its end of life. You need to look for upgrade or migration options. The software will automatically go into phasing out status 2 months before end of life.

End Of Life

The software is no longer supported by the vendor. You need to make sure your system and environment are safe.

Version

Released

Security Support

jQuery 3
7 years and 11 months ago
(9 June 2016)
Supported
jQuery 2
11 years and 1 month ago
(18 April 2013)
Not Supported
jQuery 1
17 years and 9 months ago
(31 August 2006)
Not Supported

At any given time, only the latest version of jQuery is supported. The previous versions lose support as soon as the next release is published.

jQuery follows semantic versioning, meaning it receives major, minor, and patch updates. However, the table above only lists the major updates.

That said, it is important that the browsers also support jQuery. Here are the details for the browsers that support it:

 

 Browser Versions that support jQuery 
Chrome Only the latest 2 major releases
Edge Only the latest 2 major releases
Firefox Only the latest 2 major releases and ESR version
Safari Only the latest 2 major releases
Opera Only the latest stable version