I understand that 1.4 hit EOL recently due to the Istio support policy: https://istio.io/news/support/announcing-1.4-eol/
However due to the circumstances around the migration path away from the helm install, I don’t believe users have been given enough time to properly migrate. While 1.5 came out 3 months ago, an upgrade path with no downtime (canary control plane deployments) has only been available since May 21st. That means users had only 12 business days to migrate their production workloads. I’d like to request that the Istio team support 1.4 for one more release cycle due to the special circumstances.