Ruby Lifecycle: End Of Life And Support Status

Last updated on November 2, 2023

Ruby is an open-source programming language that is popularly used for web development but can also be used for automation, DevOps, data processing, etc. This programming language has been introduced with the purpose of being simple yet maximizing developer productivity.

Like Python and PHP, Ruby is also a backend language. However, in comparison, many prefer using Python and PHP since they take up less processing power.

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

Active Support

Ruby 3.2
1 year and 3 months ago
(25 December 2022)
Ends in 1 year and 11 months
(31 March 2026)
Ruby 3.1
2 years and 3 months ago
(25 December 2021)
Ends in 11 months and 2 weeks
(31 March 2025)
Ruby 3.0
3 years and 3 months ago
(25 December 2020)
Ended 2 weeks and 2 days ago
(31 March 2024)
Ruby 2.7
4 years and 3 months ago
(25 December 2019)
Ended 1 year and 2 weeks ago
(31 March 2023)
Ruby 2.6
5 years and 3 months ago
(25 December 2018)
Ended 2 years and 2 weeks ago
(31 March 2022)
Ruby 2.5
6 years and 3 months ago
(25 December 2017)
Ended 3 years and 2 weeks ago
(31 March 2021)
Ruby 2.4
7 years and 3 months ago
(23 December 2016)
Ended 4 years and 2 weeks ago
(31 March 2020)
Ruby 2.3
8 years and 3 months ago
(24 December 2015)
Ended 5 years and 2 weeks ago
(31 March 2019)
Ruby 2.2
9 years and 3 months ago
(25 December 2014)
Ended 6 years and 2 weeks ago
(31 March 2018)
Ruby 2.1
10 years and 3 months ago
(25 December 2013)
Ended 7 years and 4 weeks ago
(17 March 2017)
Ruby 2.0.0
11 years and 1 month ago
(24 February 2013)
Ended 8 years and 1 month ago
(24 February 2016)
Ruby 1.9.3
12 years and 5 months ago
(30 October 2011)
Ended 9 years and 1 month ago
(23 February 2015)