Supported Operating Systems

All of our packages can be found at and downloaded from http://fossology.org/releases/ This is where you want to look to see if your O/S and version is supported. It's always up to date by definition because it is the available packages themselves.

Typically we support the current release and one release back and both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. If there is a long-term release we will support that. The distros are:

  • Debian
    Debian's release stream is here
  • Ubuntu
    Ubuntu's release stream is here
  • Fedora
    Fedora's release stream is here
  • RHEL
    RHEL release stream is here

Older Versions

Packages of older distro versions may continue to be built as long as they work. They may not be tested in depth other than via the automated package install and verification testing. Once a distro version has gone end-of-life, we will no longer support it.

Process

The following process is used to incorporate new platforms (operating system + architecture) into the official support matrix:
  1. Team makes a determination that a new platform should be supported (This should be done well before the anticipated release target date to allow ample time to perform system tests on the new platform.)
  2. The new platform is incorporated into the automation
    • Packages are created for it
    • Virtual Machines are created for it
    • Platform is added to the list of daily test installs and verifications
    • Any platform-specific automation is added
  3. System testing occurs on the new platform before release

Basement

Support_Matrix More explicit but usually out of date OS support matrix.