Kubuntu Edition (discontinued, now released as Maui Linux, based on Neon)
Netrunner releases follow the same 6 months release cycle as Kubuntu.
Netrunner releases are targeted around ~8-12 weeks after a Kubuntu Release, having a 9 months support life for regular releases and a 2-year support life for LTS releases.
The official support for any LTS and all subsequent update releases (.point releases) ends with the release of the next LTS.
Each Release has a distinct version number and codename:
Preceding each new LTS release are 3 snapshot releases followed by the LTS release itself and 3 subsequent updates.
That means that each LTS cycle has a 2-year active support life and is replaced by a new LTS on its release date.
The update releases of the current LTS and the ongoing regular releases are happening in parallel.
The last snapshot release was Netrunner 17 (Horizon).
The current active LTS version is Maui 1 (Aurora).
|Maui 1 LTS (Aurora)
||note: this basically is “Netrunner 18 LTS” on Neon/Ubuntu base||2016-08|
|Netrunner 17 (Horizon)||Netrunner 14.3 (Frontier)
|Netrunner 16 (Ozymandias)||Netrunner 14.2 (Frontier)||2015-04|
|Netrunner 15 (Prometheus)||Netrunner 14.1 (Frontier)||2015-01|
|Netrunner 14 LTS (Frontier)||2014-06|
|Netrunner 13.12 (Enigma II)||2014-01|
|Netrunner 13.06 (Enigma)||2013-07|
|Netrunner 12.12 (Dryland III)||2012-12|
|Netrunner 4.2 LTS (Dryland II)||2012-06|
|Netrunner 4 (Dryland)||2011-12|
|Netrunner 3 (Chromatic)||2011-04|
|Netrunner 2 (Blacklight)||2010-07|
|Netrunner 1 (Albedo)||2010-03|
Rolling Releases are done with “snapshots”. New snapshot ISOs are released on a regular basis.
Rolling Releases don’t have an extra codename and carry year and month (YYYY.MM) as their version number.
The latest snapshot ISO is 2016.01.