IBM developer kits lifecycle dates

Details of the IBM SDK and JRE service lifecycle to help you plan migration from older releases.

IBM SDK and JRE for Java Service lifecycle for currently available releases

SDK/JRE level Platform Product ID GA1 EOS2
1.4.x z/OS 31-bit 5655-I56 Sept 2002 Sept 2011
1.4.x z/OS 64-bit 5655-M30 Dec 2004 Sept 2008
1.4.x all other supported platforms Not applicable Aug 2004 Sep 2013
5.0 z/OS 31-bit 5655-N98 Dec 2005 Sep 2013
5.0 z/OS 64-bit 5655-N99 Dec 2005 Sep 2013
5.0 all other supported platforms Not applicable Dec 2005 Sep 2015
6.0 z/OS 31-bit 5655-R31 Jan 2008 To Be Announced
6.0 z/OS 64-bit 5655-R32 Jan 2008 To Be Announced
6.0 all other supported platforms Not applicable Nov 2007 Sep 2017
7 z/OS 31-bit 5655-W43 Oct 2011 To Be Announced
7 z/OS 64-bit 5655-W44 Oct 2011 To Be Announced
7 all other supported platforms Not applicable Sep 2011 Sep 2019

1. The General Availability (GA) date listed is the latest date that a version/release of the product is available to all users, regardless of language or media.

2. The EOS (End of Service) date is the date when IBM will stop making fixes generally available.

If you are using an IBM SDK or JRE that is incorporated into an IBM or Vendor product, EOS dates might differ from those in the table: