OptaPlanner EOL notice - Timefold offers support

“Red Hat build of OptaPlanner 8 reaches End of Life on 30 May 2024 at which time you can choose to continue using the Red Hat build of OptaPlanner with an Extended Life Support contract until May 2026. Red Hat does not intend to offer the next version, Red Hat build of OptaPlanner 9, as a standalone product within Red Hat Application Foundations. OptaPlanner goes through the Apache incubator to become an Apache project which will allow any vendor, Red Hat, IBM, and others to collaborate and use OptaPlanner in their products to leverage OptaPlanner.”

Announcement by Red Hat on March 19th 2024

Timefold offers continued support and further innovation.

As the original team behind OptaPlanner, we witnessed firsthand the challenges and limitations of continuing our mission to eliminate wasteful scheduling within Red Hat. The end of the Red Hat build of OptaPlanner and its evolution into an Apache project marks the end of an era. This moment signifies not just an end, but also a new beginning with Timefold.

What are the advised steps to safeguard your OptaPlanner project?

  1. Reach Out Directly: Your first step is as simple as saying hello. Contact us via email at [email protected] or through our website's contact form. We guarantee a response within 24 hours on business days.

  2. Discover what's new: We invite you to explore the enhancements and new features we’ve integrated into Timefold Solver by visiting our release notes page at https://timefold.ai/releases. Our solver is now twice as fast as OptaPlanner, thanks to the introduction of new features and critical bug fixes over the past year.

  3. Upgrade to Timefold: Transitioning from OptaPlanner to Timefold is straightforward. We’ve designed the process to be completed in less than two minutes. Detailed instructions are available on our upgrade page, guiding you through every step.

All the knowledge and passion for planning optimization are now embodied in Timefold. Let us help you with continued support.

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