We're preparing for our newest release of Snort, version 18.104.22.168.
As always, I try to let you all know as soon as I can on major version upgrades, as the release of 22.214.171.124 will activate the 90 day EOL trigger for 126.96.36.199. Since 188.8.131.52 is what we consider our Long Term Support or "LTS" version, and there are about 150,000 users on this version, there are a ton of people that need to upgrade.
Snort 184.108.40.206 will take over as our LTS version as 2.9.9.x marches forward, and as always, we encourage people to stay on the most current version.
Snort 220.127.116.11 was released September 30th of 2015, with no less than 144 rule updates in that year.
So, for those of you on 18.104.22.168, if you do not want to move to the "edge" version of Snort (2.9.9.x) when it is released, I suggest you start moving to 22.214.171.124 now.
Following an upgrade and prior to turning off support, I'll send out an email to all the people who are downloading older versions of Snort rules, and encourage them to upgrade.
Start your upgrades!