Which Python Versions Does ActiveState Support?

ActiveState offers extended support for current and older versions of Python. For Python 3.6 and above, we provide ongoing support and security updates with Enterprise tier licensing. For older versions of Python 3, we provide access to our previously built ActivePython distributions, available at our Team tier and above.

Learn more about our licensing options here.

While Python 2 reached End of Life (EOL) in January 2020 and is no longer supported by the open source community, ActiveState provides exclusive support and security updates as part of our Enterprise licensing for Python 2.7. 

Learn more about our Python 2 extended support and get a free security assessment.

Support varies across platforms/operating systems. More details below.

Python 3 Versions

All usage of ActivePython beyond developer workstations requires commercial licensing. The table below outlines the level of support we provide with commercial licensing for each version.

Maintained & Supported: Package and security updates to known security vulnerabilities (CVE’s) provided on a regular basis. Available with Enterprise licensing.

Licensing Only: These versions have passed End of Life (EOL). As such, access to ActivePython is provided “as-is”, but these versions will no longer be updated.

Python Version Open Source Release Date Status Anticipated EOL Date
3.9 10/05/2020 Maintained & Supported
3.8 10/14/2019 Maintained & Supported
3.7 06/27/2018 Maintained & Supported
3.6 12/23/2016 Licensing Only EOL
3.5 09/13/2015 Licensing Only EOL
3.4 03/16/2014 Licensing Only EOL
3.3 09/29/2013 Licensing Only EOL
3.2 02/20/2011 Licensing Only EOL
3.1 06/27/2009 Licensing Only EOL
3.0 03/12/2008 Licensing Only EOL

Python 2 Versions

As part of ActiveState’s Python 2 extended support, we continuously evaluate and fix known CVE’s impacting Python 2. You can see the full list of Python 2 CVE’s we’ve fixed here. Note that Python 2 support is only available with Enterprise tier licensing.

Python Version Open Source Release Date Status Anticipated EOL Date
2.7 04/07/2010 Maintained & Supported
2.6 and below 01/10/2008 Licensing Only EOL

Windows/Linux/MacOS

Platform Status Anticipated EOL Date
Windows 10/Server x86 64-bit Maintained & Supported Q3-2025
Windows 10/Server x86 32-bit Licensing Only EOL
Windows 7 x86 64-bit Licensing Only EOL
Windows 7 x86 32-bit Licensing Only EOL
Linux x86 64-bit (RHEL 6+) Maintained & Supported
Linux 2.6 x86 32/64-bit (RHEL 5) Licensing Only EOL
macOS x64 10.12+ 64-bit Maintained & Supported
macOS x86 32-bit Licensing Only EOL

Solaris/AIX/HP-UX

Support for “big iron” systems (Solaris, AIX, HP-UX) is available on a custom basis, and limited to certain versions of Python and Perl. Below are the systems we currently support for existing enterprise customers. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

Platform Status Anticipated EOL Date
Solaris x86 all versions Licensing Only EOL
Solaris 11 SPARC 64-bit CC Maintained & Supported
Solaris 11 SPARC 32-bit CC Licensing Only EOL
Solaris 10 SPARC 64-bit CC Licensing Only EOL
Solaris 10 SPARC 32-bit CC Licensing Only EOL
Solaris 9 SPARC 32-bit CC Licensing Only EOL
Solaris 8 SPARC 32-bit CC Licensing Only EOL
AIX 7 on PowerPC 64-bit Maintained & Supported
AIX 7 on PowerPC 32-bit Licensing Only EOL
AIX 6 on PowerPC 64-bit Licensing Only EOL
AIX 6 on PowerPC 32-bit Licensing Only EOL
AIX 5.3 on PowerPC 64-bit Licensing Only EOL
HP-UX 11.31 64-bit IA-64 Licensing Only EOL
HP-UX 11.23/32 32/64-bit IA-64 Licensing Only EOL
HP-UX 11.11 PA RISC 1.1 32-bit Licensing Only EOL

Learn more about our enterprise licensing here. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact us at sales@activestate.com.