Having reviewed customer product downloads and technical support submissions over the past four years, PTC has seen low adoption of Arbortext Publishing Engine running on non-Windows platforms. As a result, PTC is planning to support Windows only with the 6.0 release of Arbortext Publishing Engine. In addition, PTC has no plans to introduce support for Solaris on x86 platforms.Arbortext Publishing Engine 5.4, including all of its maintenance releases, will continue to be supported on Windows, Solaris, and Linux platforms per the Arbortext 5.4 Software Compatibility Matrix.
ResolutionWe recognize that discontinuing support for Arbortext Publishing Engine on the Linux and Solaris platforms may be disruptive to some of our customers who plan to upgrade to future releases. Therefore, PTC is committed to providing an acceptable migration path to all Arbortext Publishing Engine customers currently running on the Linux or Solaris platform.
PTC will discontinue Arbortext Publishing Engine support on the Linux and Solaris operating systems with the release of Arbortext 6.0. As of the 6.0 release, PTC is planning to support the Windows platform only.
For more detailed information, see the press release for the formal announcement letter that PTC sent to customers regarding platform support for Arbortext Publishing Engine 6.0. For further information or assistance planning your migration, please contact us.