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x/website: make supported OS versions easier to find #41212
I spent a long time just now trying to identify which versions of Go support which operating system versions.
https://golang.org/doc/install/source links back to /doc/install for "overall system requirements".
It is possible that the recent install page rewrite is what dropped the info, and we need to bring it back one way or another.
The original file at https://golang.org/doc/install had the information below under "System Requirements". It did not map every Go version to every OS version on which that Go was supported.
I can create a new file at https://golang.org/doc/system-requirements and add it to the website repo. We'll need to cobble together the Go version-to-OS-version mapping to add there -- I don't see that doc'ed anywhere. https://golang.org/dl/ appears to be as close as we get, and that doesn't list OS versions (just OSes).
I'll keep hunting for a full mapping. Or if we had it, it might have been removed.
This is a valid issue that we've been aware of for some time. I thought we already had an open issue tracking this, but after looking, I can't find it. So let's use this one.
The best currently available sources of information I'm aware of, which require a lot of mental mapping and reading that we wanted to consolidate on one clear page, include:
There's also a wiki page https://golang.org/wiki/MinimumRequirements, but I don't know how well maintained that is.