Ruby on Rails Lifecycle: End Of Life And Support Status

Last updated on January 26, 2024

Ruby on Rails, also known as “RoR” or only “Rails”, is a server-side back-end web application framework designed for Ruby – an object-oriented programming language. It is typically used to create websites and Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.

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

Ruby on Rails 7.1
7 months and 3 weeks ago
(5 October 2023)
Supported
Ruby on Rails 7.0
2 years and 5 months ago
(15 December 2021)
Supported
Ruby on Rails 6.1
3 years and 5 months ago
(9 December 2020)
Supported
Ruby on Rails 6.0
4 years and 9 months ago
(16 August 2019)
Ended 11 months and 4 weeks ago
(1 June 2023)
Ruby on Rails 5.2
6 years and 1 month ago
(9 April 2018)
Ended 1 year and 11 months ago
(1 June 2022)
Ruby on Rails 5.1
7 years and 1 month ago
(27 April 2017)
Ended 4 years and 9 months ago
(25 August 2019)
Ruby on Rails 5.0
7 years and 11 months ago
(30 June 2016)
Ended 6 years and 1 month ago
(9 April 2018)
Ruby on Rails 4.2
9 years and 5 months ago
(19 December 2014)
Ended 7 years and 1 month ago
(27 April 2017)