Uniface Support Lifecycle
The Uniface product has three typical release types:
A “major release” or “version” like Uniface 10.
- Major releases typically contain significant new functionality and require a migration process to convert applications from previous releases to the new release.
- A major release typically also contains significant updates to Uniface's Development Environment
A “minor release” like Uniface 10.2 or 10.3.
- Minor releases typically contain new functionality.
- A migration process may be required when moving to the next minor release.
A “maintenance release” like Uniface 10.3.02.
- Minor releases typically require customer applications to be recompiled.
- May need minor application updates
A Patch line Uniface 10.3.02.021
- Should not require recompiling customer application
- New or extended functionality not introducing application incompatibilities
- New support for platforms or databases
- Bug Fixes
A migration process is normally not required when moving to the next maintenance release.
All Uniface releases are defined as “a.b.c.d” where:
a = major release or version number
b = minor release number
c = maintenance release number
d = patch number
Uniface patches on maintenance releases are made available every two weeks.
The last patch on a maintenance release is called a service pack.
The maintenance release plus the service pack becomes the next maintenance release: Maintenance release 10.3.02.0XX + service pack 10.3.03.000 = maintenance release 10.3.03.
The Uniface Support Lifecycle policy specifies for how long support will be available for a Uniface product. Uniface customers can use this information to track how long their version and release of Uniface will be supported. Using the information on this page, you will be able to effectively plan your migration to the next release, without any breaks in support.
Table showing the Uniface End of Support (EOS) and Planned EOS dates. Planned dates are in parenthesis.
|Uniface minor release||Release Date||End of Support**||End of extended Support^||Notes|
|Uniface 7.2||December 1997||January 2003|
|Uniface 8.3||April 2003||April 2008|
|Uniface 8.4||April 2004||December 2009|
|Uniface 9.1||December 2006||May 2009|
|Uniface 9.2||November 2007||December 2010|
|Uniface 9.3||Nov 2008||November 2012||June 2013||Extended support was provided to enable customers to move to|
|Uniface 9.4||March 2010||March 2013||June 2013||Extended support was provided to enable customers to move to|
|Uniface 9.5||November 2011||June 2014|
|Uniface 9.6||December 2012||March 2017||December 2017||Extended support is provided to enable customers to move to|
|Uniface 9.7||October 2015||September 2020||December 2020|
|Uniface 10.1 Web Edition||April 2015||December 2016||Replaced by Uniface 10.2 Enterprise Edition|
|Uniface 10.2 Enterprise Edition||September 2016||July 2018||Replaced by Uniface 10.3 Enterprise Edition|
|Uniface 10.3 Enterprise Edition||July 2018||(December 2022February 2023)|
|Uniface 10 Community Edition||June 2020|
|Uniface 10.4||(June August 2021)||Planned for 2021|
Planned/Tentative dates in parentheses
** End of support means:
1. No new fixes will be created and delivered anymore on the indicated release. Problems found on a release which is out of support will only be considered to be fixed on supported releases.
2. No new OS ports or DBMS drivers will be provided. Currency will only be maintained on supported releases.
*** If the table does not yet show a (tentative) date for the End of support of a release you can use the following model to determine the approximate date on which support will end.
– Minor releases are supported at least until 18 months after the subsequent minor release has been made available.
– The last minor release of a version is supported at least until 30 months after the subsequent version has been made available.
^ Extended Support
Extended support is usually provided to enable customers applications to remain supported while moving to a newer, fully supported release.
The last previous major release is typically supported for an extended period to allow customers to migrate to the current version. As the last major release approaches the end of support date it will receive a reduced amount of new functionality, fixes and currency.
During the period of extended support, we will work with customers to find solutions to priority 1 issues that are impacting the operation of deployed applications that have been in production prior to the end of general support.
- Uniface 10 Community Edition release information updated
- Planned release 10.4 (Enterprise and Community editions)
- The planned end of support for 10.3
- All dates have been updated to reflect current plans
- Correct dates for 9.7
- Community Edition release plans
- 10.3 release date
- 10.2 end of support date
- Fix spelling mistakes
- The reasons for releasing a Major, Minor, and Maintenance release have been updated
- Updated tense to reflect current status around Uniface 9.6 (now in extended support).
- Revised details of extended support to make it clearer and separate version-specific details.
- Changed Uniface 10 details (no Mobile edition, Enterprise Edition is delivered, 10.3 planned)
- Version history moved into a table.
- Typo with Uniface 9.7 mentioned rather than 9.6. (thanks Knut).
- Uniface 9.7 added.
- Uniface 9.6 End of support updated
- Uniface 10 Web Edition details updated
- Text edits in enhance readability and to update example versions.