YARP Supported Distributions

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Supported releases

This is the list of the Linux distributions currently supported by YARP. This means that for these distributoins we:

  • Supply .deb packages of new releases of YARP
  • We maintain test machines to ensure that the current sources in svn compile with that distribution (see: http://dashboard.icub.org)

The list of Linux distributions supported is updated using the Policy reported below.

Notice that we support both 64 and 32 bits versions.

Distribution Version Codename cmake gtk+2.0 gtkmm2.4
Debian [pts][lp] [pts][lp] [pts][lp]
Debian 8 Jessie (next-testing)* 2.8.9 2.24.10 2.24.2
Debian 7 Wheezy (testing) 2.8.9 2.24.10 2.24.2
Debian 6 Squeeze (stable) 2.8.2 (2.8.7**) 2.20.1 2.20.3
Ubuntu [lp] [lp] [lp]
Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail* 2.8.10.1 2.24.16 2.24.2
Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal 2.8.9 2.24.13 2.24.2
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin 2.8.7 2.24.10 2.24.2
Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot 2.8.5 2.24.6 2.24.2
Minimum version 2.8.2 (2.8.7) 2.20.1 2.20.3
Currently required 2.6.4
*  Not yet officially supported
** In backports or updates repository

Old releases

This is a list of releases no longer supported in trunk, with the latest YARP version officially supported.

Note that you might be able to build newer versions, but you will probably need to build some dependencies as well.

Distribution Version Codename cmake gtk+2.0 gtkmm2.4 YARP*
Debian
Debian 5 Lenny (oldstable) 2.6.0 2.12.12 (2.20.1**) 2.12.7 2.3.20
Debian 4 Etch 2.4.5 (2.6.0**) 2.3.20
Ubuntu
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx 2.8.0 (2.8.1**) 2.20.0 (2.20.1**) 2.20.2 (2.20.3**) 2.3.20
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Hardy Heron 2.4.7 (2.6.2**) 2.12.9 2.12.5 2.3.20
*  Latest YARP version officially supported
** In backports or updates repository

Policy

In order to reduce the effort to maintain all the releases supported by Debian and Ubuntu, YARP supports officially only a limited number of releases. This policy is intended to support a good amount of releases, but, at the same time, to enable developers to use newer features in the dependencies (by supporting all the releases we would be bound to ~5 years old versions)

These are the releases supported:

Debian testing
Supported always.
Debian stable
Supported always.
Debian oldstable
Supported only for either 3 or 6 months after a stable release (i.e. starting when the old "stable" becomes "oldstable"), in order to give some time to the users to upgrade their system.
Ubuntu short term releases
Supported only until Canonical supports them.
Ubuntu long term releases
Only the latest one is supported. When a new long term release is released, we support the previous one for either 3 or 6 extra months, in order to give some time to the users to upgrade their system.
All the other releases
Not supported


Dropping support doesn't mean that the next releases won't necessarily build on that specific version, but:

  • If we need a newer version for a package, we upgrade it.
  • We don't supply .deb packages of newer releases for those versions.
  • We remove the build machines for that release from the dashboard.