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Commercial Support

The Grails Foundation offers Premium Support packages for organizations of all sizes. If you would like to learn more about how the Grails Foundation can help your organization, please fill out the form below.

The Grails® Foundation is committed to the continued innovation, development, maintenance, and support of the Grails framework.

Our goal is to provide Grails framework users the support they need while maintaining as much focus as possible on innovation. The level and type of support available for earlier versions of the Grails framework will change as the framework continues to evolve.

Lifecycle Stages

Versions of the Grails framework may fall into one of three lifecycle stages:

  • Active Development
  • Active Maintenance
  • End of Support
  • Premium and Lifetime Support

Active Development

Grails versions that are in “Active Development” receive regular updates, including new features, performance enhancements, and bug fixes. These versions receive a majority of our time and effort investment and represent the latest and greatest that the Grails framework has to offer.

We recommend that new and existing Grails applications be built with or upgraded to these versions.

Active Maintenance

"Active Maintenance" releases receive limited bug fixes and patches, mostly focused around the resolution of critical security advisories. New features, performance improvements, and minor bug fixes are unlikely.

We recommend that organizations whose Grails applications depend on a release that's in Active Maintenance upgrade to the latest “Active Development” version in order to make use of the latest features the framework has to offer.

End of Support

Once a Grails framework version moves from "Active Maintenance" to "End of Support", it is unlikely to receive additional updates.

We recommend that organizations which are relying on an End of Support version of the Grails framework upgrade to a "Active Maintenance" or "Active Development" version as soon as possible.

Premium and Lifetime Support

We understand that there are situations in which it may be difficult to keep an application up to date with the latest supported versions of the Grails framework. For these situations, we offer premium support options that address critical security advisories for the version of the Grails framework that you are utilizing.

Grails Foundation Premium Support members receive additional benefits, including an allotment of ad-hoc support hours. For more information about Premium Support options for your organization, please visit our Support Page.

Version Stage Initial Release Last Release Maintenance Support Through Premium Support Through Premium Extended Support Through Premium Lifetime Support
5 Active Development Oct 2021 Ongoing To Be Announced To Be Announced To Be Announced Available
4 Active Maintenance Jul 2019 Ongoing Dec 2022* Dec 2023* Dec 2024* Available
3 End of Support Mar 2015 Aug 2022
(3.3.16)
Sep 2021 Dec 2022* Dec 2023* Available
2 End of Support Dec 2011 Mar 2017
(2.5.6)
Jun 2021 Not Available Not Available Not Available
1 End of Support Feb 2008 May 2012
(1.3.9)
Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available

* - Future dates are subject to change