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 non-LTS 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 development releases followed by the LTS release itself and 3 subsequent updates.
That means that each LTS cycle has a 2-year support life and is replaced by a new LTS on its release date.
The update releases of the current LTS and the ongoing normal releases are happening in parallel.
The current LTS version is Netrunner 14.1 (Frontier).
The current development release is Netrunner 15 (Prometheus), released on February 15th, 2015.
|Releases||LTS Update Releases||Release Date|
|Netrunner 1 (Albedo)||2010-03-18|
|Netrunner 2 (Blacklight)||2010-07-15|
|Netrunner 3 (Chromatic)||2011-04-14|
|Netrunner 4 (Dryland)||2011-12-29|
|Netrunner 4.2 LTS (Dryland II)||2012-06-20|
|Netrunner 12.12 (Dryland III)||2012-12-22|
|Netrunner 13.06 (Enigma)||2013-07-05|
|Netrunner 13.12 (Enigma II)||2014-01-13|
|Netrunner 14 LTS (Frontier)||2014-06-22|
|Netrunner 15 (Prometheus)||Netrunner 14.1 (Frontier)||beginning 2015|
|Netrunner 16||Netrunner 14.2 (Frontier)||mid 2015|
|Netrunner 17||Netrunner 14.3 (Frontier)
|Netrunner 18 LTS||mid 2016|
Rolling Releases are done with “snapshots”. New snapshot ISOs are roughly released every 3-4 months.
Rolling Releases don’t have an extra codename and carry year and month (YYYY.MM) as their version number.
The latest snapshot ISO is 2014.09.1.
Every snapshot can be updated to the latest packages at any time in one update session.