Overview of TIBCO Jaspersoft Releases - Mainstream and LTS (Long-Term Support)

There are two types of TIBCO Jaspersoft releases: Mainstream (MS) and Long-Term Support (LTS). As a Jaspersoft administrator, it is very important that you understand the differences before you choose what type is best suited for you and your users.

No matter what type of release, upgrades are incremental and backwards compatible. If you are on the Mainstream track, it doesn’t matter if a new version is LTS or Mainstream. The upgrade process is the same, and you will simply continue your standard process of upgrading to the latest version as it becomes available.

Mainstream vs LTS

The following table highlights the various differences between Mainstream and Long-Term Support versions.

Note: What is described below in terms of time intervals are typical cases but there may be variations.

Mainstream versions

LTS versions

Release frequency

A new Mainstream version is released approximately every 3-6 months, with the exception of the JRIO Mainstream version which is typically released every 6-12 months.

Release frequency is expected to increase in the future.

A new LTS version is typically released within 12-18 months after the previous LTS release.

Support (access to open support cases)

Mainstream versions continue to be supported for at least 12 months after the next version (either LTS or Mainstream) becomes available.

LTS versions are typically supported for at least 2 years.

Extended support (access to open support cases, past End-of-Support date)

Extended support is not available.

Extended support for an LTS version can be purchased.

Note: Hotfixes and Service Packs are not created for versions in extended support.

Hotfixes and Service Packs

Hotfixes and Service Packs are provided for high severity issues, at TIBCO discretion, for the latest Mainstream version only, if the Mainstream version is the latest release. They may instead be released as part of the next LTS version if that release is already out or a part of the next Mainstream/LTS version if that release is imminent.

Hotfixes and Service Packs are provided for high severity issues, at TIBCO discretion.

Upgrades

Mainstream versions can be upgraded from one version to the next.

LTS versions can be upgraded from one LTS version to the next LTS version.

It is also supported to upgrade the latest LTS version to any subsequent Mainstream version.

Download

Only the latest Mainstream version is generally available for download from the TIBCO eDelivery site.

Access to older versions can be requested on the eDelivery site.

Only the latest LTS version is generally available for download from the TIBCO eDelivery site.

Access to older versions can be requested on the eDelivery site.

Versions Status

JasperReports Server

TIBCO Jaspersoft products with version 8.0.x and newer are covered by a Long Term Support (LTS) model.

Version

Release Date

Type

Currently supported with Hotfixes and Service Packs

Can open support cases

8.0.x

11/18/2021

LTS

Yes

Yes

7.9.x

12/7/2020

Mainstream

Yes

Yes (until 11/18/2023)

7.8.x

8/21/2020

Mainstream

No

Yes (until 12/7/2022)

7.5.x

12/18/2019

Mainstream

No

Yes (until 8/21/2022)

All other previous TIBCO Jaspersoft product versions have already reached End of Life and are no longer Supported.

JasperReports IO Professional/ JRIO At-Scale

TIBCO Jaspersoft products with version 3.0.x and newer are covered by a Long Term Support (LTS) model.

Version

Release Date

Type

Currently supported with Hotfixes and Service Packs

Can open support cases

3.0.x

11/18/2021

LTS

Yes

Yes

2.0.x

11/18/2020

Mainstream

Yes

Yes (until 11/18/2022)

1.3.x

8/20/2020

Mainstream

No

Yes (until 5/31/2022)

All other previous TIBCO Jaspersoft product versions have already reached End of Life and are no longer Supported.

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