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2.93 (LTS) 5 months and 4 weeks ago
(02 Jun 2021)
Yes Ends in 1 year and 6 months
(01 Jun 2023)
2.83 (LTS) 1 year and 5 months ago
(03 Jun 2020)
Ended 1 year and 2 months ago
(31 Aug 2020)
Ends in 6 months
(01 Jun 2022)

Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing and 2D animation pipeline.

With the release of Blender 2.83, Blender Foundation will start a LTS (Long Term Support) pilot program. The program is aimed at ensuring that long-lasting projects can be executed using a stable Blender version, which will provide critical fixes throughout a 2-year time span.

Currently, for non-LTS releases, Blender only has a corrective release if severity 1 issues (high priority bugs) are found. When the corrective release is agreed on, however, severity 2 (high priority and normal bugs) fixes are ported along.

For the LTS releases, a more limited policy would apply (only porting severity 1 issues after the next stable release), on a fixed schedule (e.g., every 3 months) after the fix was tested in master for some time (e.g., 1 week). For more information on how this process works see the related wiki.

More information is available on the Blender website.

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

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