Release Schedules

Main Edition

Standard Releases follow the same 6 months release cycle as Kubuntu.
Netrunner releases are usually targeted ~8-12 weeks after a Kubuntu Release, having the same 9 months support life than Kubuntu for non-LTS releases and a 2-year support life for each LTS release.
The official support for any LTS and all subsequent update releases (.point releases) ends with the release of the next LTS.

Each Main Edition Release has a distinct version number (and codename) and belongs to a so-called “LTS development and release cycle”:
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 the new LTS on its release date.
The update releases of the current LTS and the development releases of the new LTS are happening in parallel.

The current LTS version is Netrunner 14.1 (Frontier).
The upcoming development release is going to be Netrunner 15 (Prometheus), targeted for end of January/early February, 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) ~2015-01
Netrunner 16 Netrunner 14.2 (Frontier) ~2015-06
Netrunner 17 Netrunner 14.3 (Frontier)
Netrunner 18 LTS ~2016-06


Rolling Edition

Rolling Releases are called “snapshots”. New snapshot ISOs are currently 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 is 2014.09.1.
Every snapshot can be updated to the latest packages at any time in one update session.

Snapshot 2014.04 2014-04-04
Snapshot 2014.09 2014-09-25


  • steelmann

    Will Frontier available to download on midst of June?

    • Starbuck2001

      We’re fixing the reported issues for RC, looking good.

  • Raul Garrido

    I am totally impressed with Netrunner 14 in my opinion it is one of the finest KDE implemenations I have seen to date. I sincerely hope the developers will base any and all UEFI and Secure Boot features on Kubuntu all ready working feature set for UEFI and Secure Boot systems and are able to fix the grub issues and the inabiltiy of installing Netrunner on a modern UEFI Secure Boot system or laptop. I sincerely hope this issue is resolved soon for current UEFI and Secure Boot users such as myself . I can sucessfully install Kubuntu 14.04 on my UEFI Secure Boot Asus and HP notebooks w/out a problem of any kind and it is my understanding that Netrunner is based on Kubuntu 14.04 correct ? Kindest regards and thanks to the developers and the Netrunner community for all of their hard work.

  • jonathan scheller

    hi, does netrunner suport non pae systems??

  • Egor Orlov

    Waiting forward to get the Netrunner 15.
    I have moved from win7 to Enigma and still with you. Tried other linux based os, but your is the best one, by my opinion.
    I have no words to describe you my appreciation of your great and efficient work!

    • Starbuck2001

      Thanks Egor!
      We have now updated the release schedules, as you can see.
      We will feature 2 releases this month, first starting with a maintenance update of our stable base Netrunner 14.1 LTS. Stay tuned for more.