Lightroom: LR 7 is unavailable for download via the Creative Cloud app

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Adobe's new policy says that customers will have access to the two most recent major versions of Creative Cloud apps.  However, LR 7 isn't available either for Mac or Windows:



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I guess that Adobe admits with this that Lightroom Classic 8 was just an unimportant number change, not a major new version.
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This is actually correct.  Lightroom Classic 7.0 - 8.3 is considered a single major version and subsequent updates. 
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Make sense. But why then is LR 6 missing from my Mac CC app?
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Is it already installed?
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It's not currently installed. If 7 doesn't count as a major version, then shouldn't I be able to download 6?  

Two reasons for asking: It will be good to know the actual policy to answer others' questions, and I often run older versions to provide support for my plugins.

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What is your OS? (So I can verify on my hardware)
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I was wrong -- I got confused by the different handling of where LR 6 gets displayed in the Mac and Windows CC apps.  

The Mac 10.14.5 CC app shows it installed under a different top-level name, "Lightroom CC (2015)", whereas the Windows 10 CC app shows it under "Other Versions" along with 8.2.1 under "Lightroom Classic".  Perhaps naming confusion in the platform configurations.

So 6 and 8 are indeed available on both my Mac and Windows CC app:



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