INFO: How long will Rebex support old versions of .NET?

Rebex components support lifecycle

Rebex customers get access to binaries (DLLs) compiled for various .NET platforms (*1). This document describes our support lifecycle and lists support timelines for all supported platforms.

Summary

Platform support chart

The following chart lists availability of Rebex binaries targeting specific platforms. Binaries with standard support are available as part of our standard packages. Binaries with legacy support are only available as separate Legacy Editions. Legacy Editions are only available during the period between the 'End of Standard Support' and 'End of Life' dates.

Note: Support for specific platforms is also determined by Microsoft's support timelime for those platforms. In other words, Rebex might provide binaries for platforms that are no longer supported by Microsoft, but support for such end-of-life platforms cannot be guaranteed.
Platform code  Target platforms of the latest version Release date End of Standard Support End of Life Status
netstandard2.0 .NET Core 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 3.0, 3.1 2019-03-21 2023-01-01 2023-01-01 standard
netstandard1.5 .NET Core 1.0, 1.1 2017-05-09 2020-01-01 2020-01-01 standard
net-4.6 .NET Framework 4.6-4.8; Mono 5.x/6.x 2019-03-28 2024-01-09 2029-01-09 standard
net-4.0 .NET Framework 4.0-4.8; Mono 4.x 2010-05-20 2023-10-10 2028-10-10 standard
net-3.5 .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 2019-03-21 2023-10-10 2028-10-10 standard
net-2.0 .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 3.5 SP1 2006-11-27 2020-01-01 2023-10-10 standard
net-1.0 .NET Framework 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 2003-04-14 2010-03-11 2010-03-11 deprecated
xamarin.android Xamarin.Android 9.1 (or higher) 2013-12-02 2020-01-01 2020-01-01 standard
xamarin.ios Xamarin.iOS 10.3 (or higher) 2013-12-02 2020-01-01 2020-01-01 standard
netcf-3.9 .NET Compact Framework 3.9 2013-12-02 2019-07-01 2023-10-10 legacy
netcf-3.5 .NET Compact Framework 3.5 2009-01-12 2019-07-01 2021-04-13 legacy
netcf-2.0 .NET Compact Framework 2.0 2006-11-27 2017-05-09 2018-07-31 deprecated
netcf-1.0 .NET Compact Framework 1.0, 2.0 2003-11-01 2010-03-11 2010-03-11 deprecated

.NET Core support timeline

The following chart lists Microsoft's support timelines for .NET Core, which follows Microsoft's Modern Lifecycle Policy.

Version Release date End of support Latest Rebex component build
.NET Core 3.1 2019-12-03 2022-12-03 current
.NET Core 3.0 2019-09-23 2020-03-03 current
.NET Core 2.2 2018-12-04 2019-12-23 current
.NET Core 2.1 2018-05-30 2021-08-21 current
.NET Core 2.0 2017-08-14 2018-07-10 current (end-of-life platform)
.NET Core 1.1 2016-11-16 2019-06-27 current (end-of-life platform)
.NET Core 1.0 2016-06-27 2019-06-27 current (end-of-life platform)

Microsoft .NET Framework support timeline

The following chart lists Microsoft's support timelines for .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework. All versions still supported at the moment follow Microsoft's Fixed Lifecycle Support Policy.

Version Lifecycle start date Mainstream Support end date Extended Support end date Latest Rebex component build
.NET 4.6-4.8 (*2)   See Lifecycle FAQ - .NET Framework   current
.NET 4.5.2 (*2) 2014-05-05 2018-01-09 2023-01-10 current
.NET 4.5-4.5.1 2012-10-09 2016-01-12 2016-01-12 current (end-of-life platform)
.NET 4.0 2010-03-31 2016-01-12 2016-01-12 current (end-of-life platform)
.NET 3.5 SP1 2008-11-18 2023-10-10 2028-10-10 current
.NET 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 2006-02-17 2011-07-12 2011-07-12 current (end-of-life platform)
.NET 1.1 2003-07-10 2008-10-14 2013-10-08 Build 3723 released on 2010-03-11
.NET 1.0 2002-04-15 2007-07-10 2009-07-14 Build 3723 released on 2010-03-11
.NET CF 3.9 (*3) 2013-08-11 2018-10-09 2023-10-10 current legacy edition
.NET CF 3.5 (*4) 2008-02-19 2016-04-12 2021-04-13 current legacy edition
.NET CF 2.0 2005-10-31 2011-01-14 2016-04-12 Version 2017 R6.3 released on 2018-01-11
.NET CF 1.0 2003-07-10 2008-10-14 2013-10-08 Build 3723 released on 2010-03-11

 

Notes

*1) Not all Rebex products are available for all framework versions. If the product for a specific framework version is released, it will be supported according to this document.

*2) .NET Framework 4.5.2 and higher is considered a component of the Windows OS and follows the Support Lifecycle policy of its parent product or platform.

*3) .NET CF 3.9 is part of Windows Embedded Compact 2013.

*4) .NET CF 3.5 is part of Windows Embedded Compact 7.