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v3.13 2 months and 4 weeks ago
(14 Jan 2021)
Ends in 1 year and 6 months
(01 Nov 2022)
v3.12 10 months ago
(29 May 2020)
Ends in 1 year
(01 May 2022)
v3.11 1 year and 3 months ago
(19 Dec 2019)
Ends in 6 months and 3 weeks
(01 Nov 2021)
v3.10 1 year and 9 months ago
(19 Jun 2019)
Ends in 2 weeks and 5 days
(01 May 2021)
v3.9 2 years ago
(29 Jan 2019)
Ended 3 months and 1 week ago
(01 Jan 2021)
v3.8 2 years and 9 months ago
(26 Jun 2018)
Ended 11 months ago
(01 May 2020)
v3.7 3 years and 4 months ago
(30 Nov 2017)
Ended 1 year and 5 months ago
(01 Nov 2019)

Alpine Linux is a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox.

There are several releases of Alpine Linux available at the same time. There is no fixed release cycle but rather a snapshot of edge is taken every 6 months as a release. Stable releases are supported normally for 2 years. Security fixes beyond that are on request and when patches are available.

Only the latest release (ie v3.13 at this time) gets bug fixes, prior supported releases only get security fixes.

More information is available on the Alpine Linux website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:

cat /etc/alpine-release

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