INFO: Support for Legacy Platforms

What platforms does Rebex consider "legacy"?

Legacy platforms are platforms that are no longer covered by our Standard Support but have not yet reached End of Life. Legacy Editions of Rebex components targeting these platforms are available as separate products.

Which Legacy Editions are currently available?

Starting with version 2019 R4, Legacy Edition for .NET Compact Framework 3.5 and 3.9 will become available:

Platform code  Target platforms of the latest version Release date End of Standard Support End of Life
netcf-3.5 .NET Compact Framework 3.5 2009-01-12 2019-07-01 2021-04-13
netcf-3.9 .NET Compact Framework 3.9 2013-12-02 2019-07-01 2023-10-10
Note: Not all platforms will get legacy platform support. This includes, for example, platforms that follow Microsoft's Modern Lifecycle Policy. Binaries targeting these platforms are usually superseded by binaries targeting a more recent version of the platform.

Are binaries for legacy platforms included in standard packages?

No. They are only included in Legacy Editions which have to be purchased separately.

What is the difference between a Legacy Edition and standard edition?

Legacy Edition releases are less frequent than standard editions. Critical bug fixes and some updates are backported to Legacy Edition, but most new features are not.

How to get a Legacy Edition of a Rebex component?

Purchase the appropriate Legacy Edition on our website.

I will only use a legacy platform. Can I only buy a Legacy Edition license?

Yes. Legacy Editions and standard editions are separate products and can be purchased separately.

What will happen when my Legacy Edition expires?

What will be costs for renewal for another year?

If you renew anually, renewal costs will be 50% of the full license price. See Rebex Support Contract page for more information.

Can I get support for platforms after the End of Life date?

Custom software development and consulting services are part of our service offering and apply to deprecated historical platforms as well. Please contact sales@rebex.net to discuss terms and conditions.