Today I’d like to announce Homebrew 1.9.0. The most significant changes since 1.8.0 are Linux support, (optional) automatic brew cleanup and providing bottles (binary packages) to more Homebrew users.

Major changes and deprecations since 1.8.0:

Future major changes and deprecations coming in 2.0.0:

  • Homebrew 2.0.0 will officially support Linux and Windows 10 (with the Windows Subsystem for Linux).
  • brew cleanup will be run periodically and for trigger individual formula cleanup on reinstall, install or upgrade. You can enable this behaviour now on 1.9.0 by setting the HOMEBREW_INSTALL_CLEANUP variable.
  • Homebrew 2.0.0 will not run on macOS 10.8 and below. For 10.4 - 10.6 support see Tigerbrew.
  • Homebrew 2.0.0 will not be able to create universal binaries (even in taps).
  • Homebrew 2.0.0 will no longer migrate old installations from the legacy Homebrew/homebrew repository.
  • Homebrew 2.0.0 will not have any formulae with options in Homebrew/homebrew-core. Options will still be supported and encouraged by third-party taps.

Other changes since 1.8.0 I’d like to highlight are the following:


Thanks to all our hard-working maintainers, contributors, sponsors and supporters for getting us this far. Enjoy using Homebrew!