In general, distributions will work also on newer versions of the same operating systems.
This is particularly important if you intend to build executables or foreign resources, using the tools , respectively.
Each binary distribution is available as a single file (gzipped tar-file for UNIX platforms and a self-extracting executable for Windows platforms).
Much of the recent work in this area has focused on high level transformations, typically at the source level.
Unfortunately, such high level transformations suffer from the deficiency of being unable to address low level implementation details.
Sample session from On UNIX platforms, if a C compiler is not available, you can install SICStus from a "pre-built installation".