Shift is constantly evolving as we strive to provide the best possible experience for our customers. As you may know, we’ve been working on a faster, sleeker, and more streamlined version of Shift (we call it v8) that has been released to our Alpha and Beta channels. Read more about the exciting new features v8 offers, here.
V8 will allow us to continue supporting our customers in the best possible way while offering new features and technology that keep Shift at the forefront of workflow productivity tools.
What does this mean for Linux users?
The future of Shift and v8 will reside exclusively on Mac and Windows OS. V8 will not be supported on Linux OS. As a Linux OS user, you’ll continue to have access to the current version of Shift (v7) until it’s fully replaced by v8. We do not yet have an exact deprecation date to announce and will be contacting Linux users with advanced notice once that date is determined. It's expected that v7 will work for a short time after the release of v8.
If you're a Linux user, no action is required. The current version of Shift will continue to work on your Linux computer until further notice.
Moving forward, there will be no more updates for the Linux platform. If you would like to update to the latest Linux-supported version of Shift (v7.2.12), you may do so here via this download link.
What's next for Linux users?
To ensure a smooth transition, we’re recommending that our Linux OS users download Shift on a Mac or Windows device (if available). Simply download Shift from our website and sign in with your Primary Shift account (instructions here).
Why will Linux no longer be supported?
Primarily, this decision to deprecate support of Linux OS has been made due to support limitations. Shift's top priority remains to provide the best product and support experience possible, and as there are varying environments and distributions available for Linux users, there are unique challenges with the Linux OS that prevents us from offering a level of service comparable to that received by Windows and Mac users.
Learn more about Shift v8 here.
Read the latest release notes here.