Supported OpenSource Language Versions

ActiveState Platform Standard Distributions

ActiveState Platform Standard Distributions represent projects made up of the most common, popular, and relevant packages available on our platform via Enterprise Managed Distributions. The following projects are maintained to showcase the complex builds and dependency management the platform is capable of providing and can be customized to supply any organization’s specific build requirements.

The entire ActiveState catalog encompasses over 400,000 packages built from source and available on our Platform. These packages can be found when creating or configuring a Project using the Add Packages or the Import Requirements features. Not all packages in the complete catalog are included in our Distribution lists below and unless otherwise specified these builds are available on 64 bit Windows and Linux Operating Systems. See the full list of OS support below.

Current Versions

Platform Standard Distributions

These Standard Distributions are the platform language versions with the highest level of compatibility for complex builds and are monitored for general availability.

The patch version maintained is the most current version available on the platform, unless otherwise stated.

For assistance with older supported versions, additional operating systems, or any special requirements please Contact Us.

Coming Soon to the Platform

Platform Expansion Catalog

The Expansion Catalog are packages we’re committed to build on our Platform as part of our roadmap. These packages will become available in our Standard Distributions.

Platform Supported Versions

Enterprise Edition Distributions

The following languages and versions have extended support on our platform and have been configured into useful distributions available “off the shelf”.

Please Contact Us for access to these distributions, to request additional packages for these versions, or if you require assistance creating a Managed Distribution on the Platform.



  • 5.28.x – End of Support Q4/2024
  • 5.26.x – End of Support Q4/2024
  • 5.24.x – End of Support Q4/2023
  • 5.22.x – End of Support Q4/2023


  • 8.6.12

Deprecated Versions

License Only

The following language versions are no longer provided by ActiveState as they have reached end of life and present vulnerability risks with known and unknown exploits.

This software is still under license terms but we recommend upgrading to a newer less vulnerable version for continued use. Please Contact Us for more information.


  • 3.6.x
  • 3.5.x
  • 3.4.x
  • 2.6.x
  • 2.4.x



  • 8.6.9
  • 8.5.x
  • 8.4.x

Supported Operating Systems

Windows 10 and glibc 2.17 have the higher compatibility for complex distributions.

Windows 64 bit Windows 10
Windows 11
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2022


Linux 64 bit RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7, glibc 2.17)
RedHat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL 8 , glibc 2.28)
RedHat Enterprise Linux 9 (RHEL 9, glibc 2.34)
Debian 8 (glibc 2.19)
Debian 9 (glibc 2.24)
Debian 10 (glibc 2.28)
Debian 11 (glibc 2.31)
SUSE Linux 12sp5 (glibc 2.22)
SUSE Linux 15 (glibc 2.31)
Ubuntu 16.04 (glibc 2.23)


MacOS, AIX, or other operating systems Contact Us
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