End of support for Adobe Illustrator CS5

We have now reached the end of support on all new releases for Adobe Illustrator CS5.

Support now has to cease for practical reasons with priority moving to the latest version on both Windows and Mac.

Astute Graphics Unified Installer v1.1.5 support for CS6 to CC2015.3

Continued support for Illustrator CS6

With CS6 being the last non-Cloud release, as well as being the first major version following a significant internal overhaul by Adobe, we are planning to maintain CS6 compatibility for as long as possible. At present we don't see any requirement to consider end-of-life plans for CS6 and our plug-ins.

The main issue to maintaining a non-Cloud workflow will be CS6's compatibility with the latest operating system releases. Adobe no longer support CS6, but as we are currently supporting Windows 7/8/10 and Mac OS 10.7 to 10.12 for all plug-ins, this operating system compatibility question is not an issue for our immediate releases.

Which plug-ins does this affect?

The release of Stipplism in October 2015 was our first new plug-in to only support CS6 and above. This was followed by Texturino, which arrived earlier this year. Therefore the plug-ins which now drop support for CS5 are:

…and all products to be released from this date onwards.

Please note: Customers using CS5 will be unable to install our free plug-in DirectPrefs, as it is only compatible with CC and CS6.


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