Supported Operating Systems

Official Feather builds run on the following operating systems:

Operating System Minimum version Architecture
Linux glibc 2.27 x64, arm32, arm64, riscv64
Windows 10, version 21H2 x64
macOS 10.14 (Mojave) Intel, Apple Silicon

It is strongly recommended that you run the latest version of Feather on an updated and supported operating system from a vendor you trust. We try to support all major operating systems that are still supported by their respective vendors.

If an operating system / distribution no longer receives security updates, we may drop support for it at any time. This allows us to keep our build system and dependencies up-to-date and ensures our releases benefit from optimizations and security improvements that modern compilers provide.

Using Feather on an unsupported (“End-of-Life”) distribution increases the risk of malware infection due to unpatched security vulnerabilities which may result in a loss of privacy or a loss of funds.

Why no support for Windows 7 / 8.1 ?

Feather releases are built using the latest version of Qt, which dropped support for these operating systems.

Windows 7 and 8.1 stopped receiving security updates since January 2020 and January 2023, respectively. We highly recommend that you update your machine to a newer version of Windows, or switch to a Linux distribution.