Release Schedules

Netrunner Desktop / Core

Netrunner Desktop and Core are based on Debian.
Netrunner Core is a minimal version based on the desktop release.
We plan to release an updated installation medium every 6-9 months.

Version Codename Based on Release Date
Netrunner 20.01 n.a. Debian Stable 2020
Netrunner 19.08 Indigo Debian Stable 2019-08-20
Netrunner 19.01 Blackbird Debian Testing 2019-01-12
Netrunner 18.03 Idolon Debian Testing 2018-03-11
Netrunner 17.10 Voyager Debian Testing 2017-11-12
Netrunner 17.06 Daedalus Debian Testing 2017-06-30
Netrunner 17.03 Cyclotron  Debian Testing 2017-03-31
Netrunner 17.01 Baryon Debian Testing 2017-01-01
Netrunner 16.09 Avalon Debian Jessie 8.3 2016-11-05



past (discontinued or legacy) versions

Kubuntu-based Releases (discontinued)

Kubuntu-based releases followed the same 6 months release cycle and LTS as Ubuntu.
Kubuntu-based releases were 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.

Releases Based on
LTS Updates   Date
Netrunner 17 (Horizon) wily     2015-12
Netrunner 16 (Ozymandias) vivid Netrunner 14.2 (Frontier)   2015-04
Netrunner 15 (Prometheus) utopic Netrunner 14.1 (Frontier)   2015-01
Netrunner 14 LTS (Frontier) trusty (lts)
 Netrunner 13.12 (Enigma II) saucy     2014-01
 Netrunner 13.06 (Enigma) raring     2013-07
 Netrunner 12.12 (Dryland III) quantal     2012-12
Netrunner 4.2 LTS (Dryland II) precise (lts)
 Netrunner 4 (Dryland) oneiric     2011-12
 Netrunner 3 (Chromatic) natty     2011-04
 Netrunner 2 (Blacklight) lucid     2010-07
 Netrunner 1 (Albedo) karmic     2010-03


Netrunner Rolling

Rolling Releases are based on Manjaro/Arch.
They don’t have a codename and carry year and month (YYYY.MM) as their version number.
We plan to update the installation medium at least every ~6 months.

Version Release Date
Netrunner Rolling 2018.08 2018-08-05
Netrunner Rolling 2018.01 2018-01-26
Netrunner Rolling 2017.07 2017-07-18
Netrunner Rolling 2016.01 2016-02-17
Netrunner Rolling 2015.11 2015-11-13
Netrunner Rolling 2015.09 2015-10-03
Netrunner Rolling 2014.09 2014-09-25
Netrunner Rolling 2014.04 2014-04-04
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