Platform Support

Posit Software, PBC

January 23, 2024

New releases of Posit products and packages will support operating systems and browsers listed below until either of the following occurs: (1) the vendor no longer supports them; or (2) new releases of the important software dependencies, such R and Python, no longer support them. All Posit products and packages will follow the same platform support strategy, but there are some differences in what is supported where explicitly noted.

 

 

Linux      Windows / Mac      Browsers

Linux

The x86‑64 operating systems listed below are supported by our:

Vendor Operating System

Vendor End of Support Date

RHEL 7

30-Jun-2024

RHEL 8*

31-May-2029

RHEL 9*

31-May-2032

CentOS 7

30-Jun-2024

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

30-Apr-2025

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

30-Apr-2027

SLES 15 SP5

31-Jul-2028

openSUSE 15.5

31-Jul-2028

 

* There are multiple distribution options, such as Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux, which state they are 1:1 binary compatible with RHEL 8 or RHEL 9. These distributions can be used as long as they stay 1:1 binary compatible with RHEL 8 or RHEL 9, but we will only test and reproduce issues on RHEL 8 or RHEL 9. Furthermore, CentOS Stream is not a 1:1 binary-compatible distribution and so is not supported by Posit.


The x86‑64 operating systems listed below are supported only by the following:

Vendor Operating System

Vendor End of Support Date

Amazon Linux 2

30-Jun-2025


The x86‑64 operating systems listed below are supported only by the following:

Vendor Operating System

Vendor End of Support Date

Debian 11

Not Scheduled

Debian 12

Not Scheduled

Windows / Mac 

The x86‑64 desktop operating systems listed below are supported by the following:

Vendor Operating System

Vendor End of Support Date

Windows 10

14-Oct-2025

Windows 11

Not Scheduled

macOS 12 (Monterey)

Not Scheduled

macOS13  (Ventura)

Not Scheduled

macOS14  (Sonoma)

Not Scheduled

Posit Workbench and RStudio Desktop support both native (arm64) builds of R, as well as Intel (x86_64) builds of R.

Browsers

The browsers listed below are supported by our:

Vendor Browser

Vendor End of Support Date

Microsoft Edge

Not Scheduled

Google Chrome

Not Scheduled

Apple Safari

Not Scheduled

Mozilla Firefox

Not Scheduled

 

Kubernetes

Posit professional products support integration with supported versions of Kubernetes.

Kubernetes provides a stable, backward-compatible API, and Posit Products rely on major features of the API that are unlikely to be removed. New versions of Posit products will remain compatible with previously released versions of Kubernetes that are still supported, and are extremely likely compatible with newer versions as they release.

There are multiple managed Kubernetes offerings. Please consult your vendor's documentation for their list of supported Kubernetes versions.

 

Slurm

Posit professional products support integration of the latest supported versions of Slurm.

Posit Products leverage major features of the Slurm API that are not anticipated to be removed. Future Posit product versions will remain compatible with previously released versions of Slurm that are still supported, and likely to be compatible with new Slurm releases.



Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How does Posit define the vendor end of support date?

For RHEL / CentOS, it is the end of their maintenance support phase. For Ubuntu, it is the end of their maintenance updates. For SLES / openSUSE, it is the end of their general support.

  1. Does Posit offer support services beyond the vendor end of support date?

No, Posit professional products only receive standard support services through our Support Program up to the vendor end of support date.

  1. Are new releases still tested against operating systems and browsers during the six months following the vendor end of support date?

No, new releases are not tested against operating systems and browsers after the vendor end of support date.

  1. What products and packages follow our platform support strategy?

All Posit products and packages will follow the same platform support strategy, but there are some differences in what is supported where explicitly noted.