The current version of SocketTools is 10.0.1251.1868 released on September 24, 2020. Technical support for version 9.5 ended on December 31, 2019. Earlier versions of SocketTools have reached their end of support. Upgrade pricing is available to developers who have purchased a SocketTools 9 or earlier license.
SocketTools has a lifecycle that begins when a major version is released, and ends when the product is no longer supported. The following table lists the major releases of SocketTools:
|Versions||Original Release||End of Support|
|10.0||October 01, 2019||Unscheduled|
|9.5||September 17, 2018||December 31, 2019|
|9.3 – 9.4||February 7, 2018||June 30, 2019|
|9.2||August 16, 2017||September 30, 2018|
|9.1||March 30, 2017||March 30, 2018|
|9.0||October 16, 2016||June 30, 2017|
|8.0||July 10, 2013||December 31, 2016|
|7.0 – 7.2||March 2, 2011||December 31, 2014|
|6.0||September 8, 2008||December 31, 2012|
|5.0||February 21, 2007||December 31, 2008|
|4.0 – 4.5||March 29, 2004||July 31, 2007|
|3.0 – 3.6||January 26, 1999||July 31, 2004|
|2.0||December 1, 1997||May 31, 1999|
|1.0||April 3, 1996||March 30, 1998|
Technical support is only available for versions of SocketTools that are supported, or when a developer has purchased a priority or premium support agreement. Additional information about supported platforms and policies can be found in our Technical Support Policy. If you are requesting support for SocketTools, it may be necessary for you to update your development system to use the current release.
The current versions of SocketTools are available from the download area of this site. If you require a previous version of a supported version of SocketTools, you can make a technical support request for a direct download link to the version that you require. Please provide the specific edition and build number that you need.
If you need a previous version of SocketTools that is no longer supported, you can purchase an archived version of the product. You will need your serial number for the version of SocketTools you’re requesting. You can contact us for assistance if you need more information, you aren’t sure what your serial number is, or if you aren’t sure which version of SocketTools you need. Please note that archived versions of SocketTools are not eligible for technical support.
Major version upgrades are defined as those where the major version number changes, such as version 9 to version 10. An upgrade to the next major version release of SocketTools requires a new development license for that new version. Updates which do not change the major version number are free to all developers who have a development license for the same version of the product.
If you have an active SocketTools Subscription you are entitled to free upgrades to the next major version that is released. If you’ve purchased a license for a previous version of SocketTools, you’re entitled to special upgrade pricing, depending on the version that you own. You can check upgrade pricing and place an order for an upgrade using your current serial number.