Next.js Lifecycle: End Of Life And Support Status

Last updated on January 23, 2024

Next.js is an open-source React framework. It enables developers to create scalable and efficient online applications by providing server-side rendering, client-side rendering, and static site creation features.

With an emphasis on quick refresh times and production build optimization, the framework is designed to be developer-friendly.

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

Next.js 14
3 months and 2 weeks ago
(26 October 2023)
Supported
Next.js 13
1 year and 3 months ago
(25 October 2022)
Supported
Next.js 12
2 years and 3 months ago
(26 October 2021)
Ended 1 year and 2 months ago
(21 November 2022)
Next.js 11
2 years and 7 months ago
(15 June 2021)
Ended 2 years and 2 weeks ago
(27 January 2022)
Next.js 10
3 years and 3 months ago
(27 October 2020)
Ended 2 years and 7 months ago
(15 June 2021)
Next.js 9
4 years and 7 months ago
(8 July 2019)
Ended 3 years and 3 months ago
(27 October 2020)

Next.js receives major updates, minor updates, and patch updates, which means that it has semantic versioning. Critical security patches are also often backported to older, unsupported Next.js versions.

Next.js is offered from two release channels, which are as follows:

  • Stable: Next.js releases from this channel contain fewer bugs and have semantic versioning. Suited for production environments.
  • Canary: Releases from this channel include features and improvements that are often carried forward to the stable channel. Receives frequent updates, but is not suited for production environments.