NetBSD Formal Releases
The latest formal release is NetBSD 9.0.
Formal releases of NetBSD are intended to provide a stable, supported platform on which people can base their work. They provide a balance between features and stability.
Because they are well-tested and made relatively infrequently, formal releases are useful for people who don't want to be on the “bleeding edge” of development, or who just want to run applications. Since formal releases are effectively unchanging (there are typically very few official patches made to them), they are relatively easy to support, both by NetBSD's developers and the developers of applications. The biggest problem with running the latest formal release of NetBSD is that you don't have access to the latest features and bug fixes in the development tree.
If you're not the type of person who'd be willing to upgrade your operating system on a semi-daily basis, or if you want a system that is relatively easy to install and upgrade, a formal release of NetBSD is for you.
For those who do not wish to wait for the next release, we have daily updated snapshots of the release branches available via FTP.
The directories /pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-release-8 and /pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-release-9 contain the extracted sources plus weekly updated tar files of the 8 and 9 release branches respectively. These files are created in a similar manner to those in the /pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-current directory.
You can also use binaries of the stable branches created regularily (depending on age of the branch and available build time from about daily to once a week). Follow the link to latest daily netbsd-8 build or latest daily netbsd-9 build for the respectives branches latest stable binaries. Or if you want to try -current, check the latest daily HEAD build.
The NetBSD-8 and NetBSD-9 branches are currently being maintained.
NoteThe NetBSD-7 branch was originally planned to go out of support by the end of March 2020, but due to the global COVID19 pandemy we would like to avoid rushing anyone to important server updates. While we strongly suggest to update to newer releases as early as possible, we will provide additional support for this branch until end of June 2020 (for now).
The NetBSD-6 and older branches have reached End-Of-Life and are no longer supported.
A NetBSD major release, including all minor and security/critical releases of the major release, generally becomes unspported one month after the release date of the second succeeding major release. Should the time between major releases become significantly shorter than they currently are, we will revisit our support policy and modify it as needed.
The latest release is NetBSD 9.0.
|Version||Released||End of support|
|NetBSD 9.0||February 14, 2020|
|NetBSD 8.0||July 17, 2018|
|NetBSD 8.1||May 31, 2019|
|NetBSD 7.0||September 25, 2015|
|NetBSD 7.0.1||May 22, 2016|
|NetBSD 7.0.2||October 21, 2016|
|NetBSD 7.1||March 11, 2017|
|NetBSD 7.1.1||December 22, 2017|
|NetBSD 7.1.2||March 15, 2018|
|NetBSD 6.0||October 17, 2012|
|NetBSD 6.0.1||December 26, 2012|
|NetBSD 6.0.2||May 18, 2013|
|NetBSD 6.1||May 18, 2013|
|NetBSD 6.1.1||August 15, 2013|
|NetBSD 6.1.2||September 26, 2013|
|NetBSD 6.0.3||September 30, 2013|
|NetBSD 6.1.3||January 18, 2014|
|NetBSD 6.0.4||January 27, 2014|
|NetBSD 6.0.5||April 12, 2014|
|NetBSD 6.1.4||April 12, 2014|
|NetBSD 6.0.6||September 22, 2014|
|NetBSD 6.1.5||September 22, 2014||August 23, 2018|
|NetBSD 5.0||April 29, 2009|
|NetBSD 5.0.1||August 2, 2009|
|NetBSD 5.0.2||February 12, 2010|
|NetBSD 5.1||November 19, 2010|
|NetBSD 5.1.2||February 2, 2012|
|NetBSD 5.2||December 3, 2012|
|NetBSD 5.1.3||September 28, 2012|
|NetBSD 5.2.1||September 28, 2012|
|NetBSD 5.1.4||January 27, 2014|
|NetBSD 5.2.2||January 27, 2014|
|NetBSD 5.1.5||November 15, 2014|
|NetBSD 5.2.3||November 15, 2014||November 11, 2015|
|NetBSD 4.0||December 19, 2007|
|NetBSD 4.0.1||October 14, 2008|
|NetBSD 3.0||December 23, 2005|
|NetBSD 3.0.1||July 24, 2006|
|NetBSD 3.0.2||November 4, 2006|
|NetBSD 3.1||November 4, 2006||May 30, 2009|
|NetBSD 2.0||December 9, 2004|
|NetBSD 2.0.1||tagged, but no bineries released|
|NetBSD 2.0.2||April 14, 2005|
|NetBSD 2.0.3||October 31, 2005|
|NetBSD 2.1||November 02, 2005||August 21, 2008|
|NetBSD 1.6||September 14, 2002|
|NetBSD 1.6.1||April 21, 2003|
|NetBSD 1.6.2||March 1, 2004||May 17, 2006|
|NetBSD 1.5||December 6, 2000|
|NetBSD 1.5.1||July 11, 2001|
|NetBSD 1.5.2||September 13, 2001|
|NetBSD 1.5.3||July 22, 2002|
|NetBSD 1.4||May 12, 1999|
|NetBSD 1.4.1||August 26, 1999|
|NetBSD 1.4.2||March 21, 2000|
|NetBSD 1.4.3||November 25, 2000|
|NetBSD 1.3||January 4, 1998|
|NetBSD 1.3.2||May 29, 1998|
|NetBSD 1.3.3||December 23, 1998|
|NetBSD 1.2||October 4, 1996|
|NetBSD 1.2.1||May 20, 1997|
|NetBSD 1.1||November 26, 1995|
|NetBSD 1.0||October 26, 1994|
|NetBSD 0.9||August 23, 1993|
|NetBSD 0.8||April 20, 1993|