Operating system support policy
Moonshot relies on other software components, and more importantly, operating systems on both server- and client-side. We recognise that in current applications and target audiences, long-term support versions of popular operating systems are order of the day, therefore it is the intention of the Moonshot project to follow the support policies of the major operating system vendors/distributions:
- Our current distribution compatibility page is here: Linux Compatibility List
- Debian: We currently support versions 8 and 9 in line with Debian LTS policy here: https://www.debian.org/News/2016/20160425
- Ubuntu: We currently support LTS versions 14.04 and 16.04 LTS (with unofficial packages) in line with the Ubuntu release policy here: https://www.ubuntu.com/info/release-end-of-life
- RedHat and CentOS: We currently use an N-1 minor version policy to support versions 6.8 and 6.9, and 7.3 and 7.4. CentOS 6 maintenance support will terminate on 30 November 2020, in line with RedHat and CentOS policy at https://wiki.centos.org
- We have a compatibility page here: Windows (Moonshot SSP) Compatibility List
- The Windows SSP is a third-party product by Painless Security, LLC and subject to Painless Security's support policy.
- We have a compatibility page here: Mac Compatibility List
- We follow Apple's N-2 support policy. The macOS client for Moonshot is supported on macOS Sierra (10.12), macOS High Sierra (10.13) and macOS Mojave (10.14).
- Earlier versions of macOS may support Moonshot but are not supported by us.
Software support policy
In line with the vendors of our supporting software components, it is sometimes unavoidable that older software is retired. Where the operating system support is greater, the operating system support takes precedence.