Recoll has been built on Linux, FreeBSD, MacOS, and Solaris, most versions after 2005 should be ok, maybe some older ones too (Solaris 8 used to be ok). Current Recoll versions (1.34 and later) need a c++14 compiler and Qt5, so they will not build on old systems, but if really needed, you can probably find an older version which will work for you. If you build on another system, and need to modify things, I would very much welcome patches.