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 attracting malware through 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.