Starting Ardour 7, there will only be support for the following OS:
- macOS 10.9 (or later)
- GNU/Linux systems with libstdc++.so.5 (or later)
- Windows 7 (or later)
Notably OSX/PPC, OSX 10.6 and Windows XP will no longer be supported.
Tech DetailsWe would like to use some modern C++11 features. Some older OS do not directly support this.
It is still possible to get Ardour running by compiling a compiler with C++11 support on those systems e.g. zyn-build-osx/00_gcc7.sh at master · zynaddsubfx/zyn-build-osx · GitHub
but you are on your own there.
Before dropping support for older systems, we would like to release a final stable, good version.
We need your help for that.
Please bump any bug reports that produce crashes on the those older systems by leaving a comment on https://tracker.ardour.org. Note that we are only interested in severe issues that prevent Ardour from working reliably (no plugin related bugs).