Platform Support

Posit Software, PBC

November 2, 2022

 

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.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, we will continue to offer customers that have a current valid subscription for a Posit product Posit’s standard support services for that product pursuant to the Posit Support Program for up to six months beyond the vendor end of support date; provided, however, that new releases of Posit products and packages by Posit within that six-month window will not test against these browsers and operating systems.

 

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

CentOS 7

30-Jun-2024

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

01-Apr-2023

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

01-Apr-2025

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

01-Apr-2027

SLES 15 SP4

31-Jul-2028

openSUSE 15.4

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. These distributions can be used as long as they stay 1:1 binary compatible with RHEL 8, but we will only test and reproduce issues on RHEL 8. 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

June 30, 2024

 


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

Vendor Operating System

Vendor End of Support Date

Debian 10

01-June-2024

Debian 11

15-Aug-2026

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

Not Scheduled

Windows 11

Not Scheduled

macOS 10.15 (Catalina)

Not Scheduled

macOS 11 (Big Sur)

Not Scheduled

macOS 12 (Monterey)

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

 



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?

Yes, Posit professional products receive standard support services through our Support Program for up to six months beyond 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.