2022-12-13 End of life for Apache Tomcat 8.5.x

The Apache Tomcat® team announces that support for Apache Tomcat 8.5.x will end on 31 March 2024.

This means that after 31 March 2024:

  • releases from the 8.5.x branch are highly unlikely
  • bugs affecting only the 8.5.x branch will not be addressed
  • security vulnerability reports will not be checked against the 8.5.x branch

Three months later (i.e. some time after 30 June 2024):

  • the 8.5.x download pages will be removed
  • the latest 8.5.x release will be removed from the mirror system
  • the 8.5.x branch will be made read-only
  • the links to the 8.5.x documentation will be removed from
  • The bugzilla project for 8.5.x will be made read-only

Note that all 8.5.x releases will always be available from the archive.

It is anticipated that the final 8.5.x release will be made shortly before 31 March 2024.