Product Life Cycle Stage Definitions
General Availability -Products may be further developed to include new functionality, improvement of existing functionality, enhancement that provides additional value and/or extended performance, and any other change that constitutes an upgrade to the product (collectively: "New Features"), as well as for the purpose of implementing new platforms and bug fixes.
Limited Development - This is the initial classification for a product scheduled for EOS. “Limited Development” indicates the intention to stop all product development and support and states that new development will not be carried out for the product. During the period that the product is classified as “Limited Development”, no new features will be developed for the product. Critical problems will be fixed and, based on need, new platforms may be supported. Technical Support continues as normal for the product.
End of Development - This is the second classification for a product scheduled for EOS. End of Development indicates that no new platforms will be supported for the product, no new features will be developed and only critical bugs will be fixed on an as-needed basis. Technical Support is provided, but only for the product “as-is”.
End of Support (EOS) - This defines a product that will no longer be supported by Thales. EOS is the final stage in the overall process. Once a product has been classified as “EOS”, there is no development (including bug fixes), and Technical Support is limited to online documentation (knowledge-base) and downloads.