ROS (Robot Operating System) provides libraries and tools to help software developers create robot applications.

Release Released End Of Life
Noetic Ninjemys 4 years ago
(23 May 2020)
Ends in 11 months
(01 May 2025)
Melodic Morenia 6 years ago
(23 May 2018)
Ended 1 year and 1 month ago
(01 Apr 2023)
Lunar Loggerhead 7 years ago
(23 May 2017)
Ended 5 years ago
(01 May 2019)
Kinetic Kame 8 years ago
(23 May 2016)
Ended 3 years ago
(01 May 2021)

Release rules:

  • There is a ROS release every year in May.
  • Releases on even numbered years will be a LTS release, supported for five years.
  • Releases on odd numbered years are normal ROS releases, supported for two years.
  • ROS releases will drop support for EOL Ubuntu distributions, even if the ROS release is still supported.

Side effects of the release policy:

  • Every ROS release will be supported on exactly one Ubuntu LTS.
  • Releases on odd numbered years will share a common Ubuntu release with the LTS ROS release of the previous year.
  • LTS releases will not share a common Ubuntu release with any previous releases.
  • ROS releases will not add support for new Ubuntu distributions after their release date.

These simplified rules and side effects are subject to change with changes to the underlying Ubuntu release policy.

For more details see the official Release Policy.

More information is available on the ROS website.

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

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