Zato release life-cycle policy

Zato Source offers a predictable release model designed to ensure both frequent delivery of new functionality as well as minimization of change between major releases.

Each major release receives 1 year of community support and at least 2 years of commercial support.

A major release is distributed as a binary package or image for Docker, Ubuntu, RHEL/CentOS, Suse and Debian.

As long as a given major release is supported, it periodically receives stability or security fixes and new enhancements to functionality. All such changes are always backwards-compatible within the same major release and are supported until the end of support for their major release.

Upgrades between major releases may be potentially backwards-incompatible.

Support for a particular operating system may be dropped at any time if the system’s vendor no longer supports it or if Python developers no longer support core packaging tools for such a system (e.g. pip).

Note that commercial support contracts can always tailor the life-cycle policy for specific needs, including creation of packages at any time or support extending to as many years as required - contact for more information.

Zato 3.2 key dates:

Release date Community support until Commercial support until
Q3 2021 Q3 2022 Q3 2023 (at least)