Lifecycle Milestones for Citrix Receiver

For each major version (e.g., v3.0) of a Citrix Receiver for Windows, Mac, Linux, HTML5, Java, or WinCE, customers will receive a minimum lifecycle of four years. The lifecycle consists of a Mainstream Maintenance Phase for at least the first three years followed by an Extended Maintenance Phase for the remainder of the lifecycle. The specific dates for each major release of these components will be posted in the tables below.

Citrix Receivers are supported only on operating systems versions that are supported by their manufacturer.

During the Mainstream Maintenance phase, customers that remain current in a Citrix Technical Support program receive 24x7x365 worldwide support. Support includes assistance from experts and connects you to the latest troubleshooting tools, techniques and resources you need to protect your Citrix investment. Citrix will provide code-level maintenance in the form of minor version releases, and in some cases, Cumulative Updates (maintenance releases containing multiple fixes) when Citrix determines they are required to resolve issues with Receiver. The release of a minor version or Cumulative Update may define a new maintenance baseline. Citrix customers may be required to upgrade to a specific minor version or Cumulative Update to receive continued maintenance. When a new maintenance baseline is defined, Citrix will continue to provide support for each minor version (e.g., v3.3) for a minimum of 12 months after the release of the next minor version (e.g., v3.4).  Minor versions may include functional enhancements as well as code-level maintenance.

During the Extended Maintenance Phase, technical support continues as before but code-level maintenance will be limited to security-related issues deemed critical by Citrix.

For Citrix Receiver for Android, Blackberry, Chromebook, iOS, Windows Phone, or Windows 8/RT, customers that remain current in a Citrix Technical Support program receive 24x7x365 worldwide support for the version of Receivers that are currently available from the respective vendor app store. Code-level maintenance is provided with the next version made available in the respective vendor app store.

Lifecycle dates for Citrix Receiver for Windows, Mac, Linux, Java, and WinCE

The tables below list the major versions of the Receivers and their related components along with their minimum lifecycle dates:

Windows

Component Name Version GA Date* EOM Date* EOL Date*
Receiver for Windows 4.x 26-Jun-13 26-Jun-16 26-Jun-17
Receiver for Windows 3.x 24-Aug-11 24-Feb-15 24-Feb-16
Desktop Lock 13.x 24-Aug-11 24-Feb-15 24-Feb-16
Online plug-in for Windows 12.x
24-Mar-10 24-Mar-13 24-Mar-14
Receiver Updater for Windows 3.x
24-Aug-11 24-Aug-14 24-Aug-15
Receiver (Updater) for Windows 2.x
26-Aug-10 26-Aug-13 26-Aug-14
Receiver (Updater) for Windows 1.x
30-May-09 30-May-12 30-May-13
Self Service plug-in 2.x
20-Dec-10 20-Dec-13 20-Dec-14
*Lifecycle Phases: GA (General Availability), EOM (End of Maintenance), EOL (End of Life). For definitions of these terms, click here.
 
 

Succession Notes
Receiver for Windows 3.0 succeeded the Online Plug-in in 2011. The Online Plug-in (v 12) succeeded the XenApp Web Plug-in (v 11) in 2010.

Receiver was a self-service orchestrator and an updater in 2010. In 2011, this fully featured component was renamed to Receiver Updater. The component that retained the name Receiver includes the self-service orchestration feature but does not include the updater feature.

Mac

Receiver for Mac (early versions were called Online plug-in for Mac) 11.x 15-Sep-09 15-Sep-14 15-Sep-15
Receiver (Updater) for Mac 2.x 26-Aug-10 26-Aug-13 26-Aug-14
*Lifecycle Phases: GA (General Availability), EOM (End of Maintenance), EOL (End of Life). For definitions of these terms, click here.
 
 

Succession Notes
Receiver for Mac 11.3 succeeded the Online Plug-in for Mac 11.2 in 2011.

Beginning with version 11.7, Receiver for Mac no longer can be deployed with Receiver (Updater) for Mac.

Receiver was a self-service orchestrator and an updater in 2010. In 2011, this fully featured component was renamed to Receiver Updater. The component that retained the name Receiver includes the self-service orchestration feature but does not include the updater feature.

Linux

Component Name Version GA Date* EOM Date* EOL Date*
Receiver for Linux 13.x 12-Nov-13 12-Nov-16 12-Nov-17
Receiver for Linux 12.x 24-Aug-11 12-Nov-14 12-Nov-15
Receiver for Linux 11.x 31-Jan-09 31-Jan-12 31-Jan-13
*Lifecycle Phases: GA (General Availability), EOM (End of Maintenance), EOL (End of Life). For definitions of these terms, click here.

HTML5

Component Name Version GA Date* EOM Date* EOL Date*
Receiver for HTML5 1.x 30-Oct-13 30-Oct-16 30-Oct-17
*Lifecycle Phases: GA (General Availability), EOM (End of Maintenance), EOL (End of Life). For definitions of these terms, click here.

Java

Component Name Version GA Date* EOM Date* EOL Date*
Receiver for Java 10.x 15-Mar-10 15-Mar-13 15-Mar-14
*Lifecycle Phases: GA (General Availability), EOM (End of Maintenance), EOL (End of Life). For definitions of these terms, click here.

WinCE

Component Name Version GA Date* EOM Date* EOL Date*
WinCE Client 11.x 17-Sep-10 17-Sep-13 17-Mar-14
WinCE Client 10.x 23-Jan-09 23-Jan-12 23-Jan-13
*Lifecycle Phases: GA (General Availability), EOM (End of Maintenance), EOL (End of Life). For definitions of these terms, click here.

Windows Mobile

Component Name Version GA Date* EOM Date* EOL Date*
Windows Mobile
11.x 17-Sep-10 17-Sep-13 17-Mar-14
*Lifecycle Phases: GA (General Availability), EOM (End of Maintenance), EOL (End of Life). For definitions of these terms, click here.

UNIX

Component Name Version GA Date* EOM Date* EOL Date*
 Solaris/x86 8.x 30-Jun-10 31-Dec-13 31-Dec-13
Solaris/Sparc 8.x 30-Jun-10 31-Dec-13 31-Dec-13
*Lifecycle Phases: GA (General Availability), EOM (End of Maintenance), EOL (End of Life). For definitions of these terms, click here.