We have decided to drop Windows and Mac support from Dgraph’s official releases. It was a hard decision that we did not want to make over the years, but both of these platforms require engineering efforts to maintain while only being used by 1.6% of our user base. We did the calculations based on our anonymous telemetry. Windows constitutes 1% usage, and Mac constitutes about 0.6% usage.
This change would also allow us to use advanced Linux techniques like punching file holes for better value log garbage collection and so on.
While this is not perfect for Windows or Mac users, they can still run Dgraph on Docker, where it works perfectly fine. Or, use Dgraph Cloud offering which comes equipped with the enterprise features.