It is now more than 10 years since we released the SpAgent runtime as the replacement for the SLP (Microsoft.Licensing) runtime. While we have continued to support both runtimes to date, the vast majority of our customers are using the SpAgent runtime, and we have been actively encouraging the remaining customers to migrate their applications from the SLP runtime to the SpAgent runtime.
With the release of .NET 6.0 it is now no longer possible for us to continue to provide support for the SLP runtime.
As communicated earlier by email to affected customers, we will stop support for the SLP runtime on 31st July 2022. From that date no new releases of the SLP runtime will be made and it will no longer be possible to access the SLP runtime and associated Code Protector/Permutation tooling in the Software Potential portal.
Existing deployed applications using the SLP runtime will continue to work as before, and you may continue to issue and activate licenses for these applications.
You may also continue to use the SLP runtime in new releases of your applications after that date, with the clear understanding that there will be no technical support should any issues arise. If you wish to continue using the SLP runtime after 31st July 2022, in advance of that date you will need to download and archive your current SLP runtime/permutation and its associated Code Protector tooling. We will post instructions on how to do this closer to the time.
While we are not aware of current issues or risks associated with continuing to use the SLP runtime, it would be prudent to migrate to SpAgent at the earliest opportunity. See the following overview article on SLP to SpAgent migration Migrating to SpAgent Runtime – Software Potential. If you have any questions on this or need technical support with the migration please contact us via our support email (support at softwarepotential.com) or by raising a ticket in our support site at https://support.softwarepotential.com