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What is the next ROS distribution?

asked 2019-04-19 14:53:42 -0500

billtheplatypus gravatar image

Currently, the most recent distribution is Melodic. In keeping with the release schedule, a new version should come out in about a month. Has any information about the next distribution been released? I can't find so much as a name, much less potential changes or a release date.

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answered 2019-04-19 15:38:56 -0500

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Discussion and updates about upcoming ROS releases happens on the ROS discourse server.

The next ROS release will be Noetic Ninjemys: https://discourse.ros.org/t/ros-melod... (name announced as part of the Melodic release announcement).

It looks like there has been some discussion around planning the Noetic release, but it does not look very active: https://discourse.ros.org/t/planning-... . I think most of OSRF's energy is focused on ROS2 at the moment.

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A key part in this answers is linked to from the Noetic discussion: https://discourse.ros.org/t/proposed-... . Specifically, the decision to only make ROS releases on Ubuntu LTS releases was made, so Noetic will be on the next Ubuntu LTS, 20.04.

BryceWilley gravatar image BryceWilley  ( 2019-04-21 19:40:47 -0500 )edit

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