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ROS 2 Installation Options

Multiple distributions of ROS 2 are supported at a time. We recommend using the most recent release available when possible.

Select your ROS distribution

ROS 2 Dashing Diademata

ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy

Released May 2019

Released June 2020

Supported until May 2021

Supported until May 2023

For more detailed descriptions of each release see REP-2000

Why you might want an older distribution

You may want to install an older distribution if you need ROS 2 to:

  • Operate on an older platform

  • Need a package that hasn’t been released into the latest distribution

  • Be supported for a longer period of time (the latest release isn’t necessarily supported the longest)

General users with no special considerations should use the most recent release available.

Contributing to ROS 2 core?

If you plan to contribute directly to ROS 2 core packages, you can install the latest development from source which shares installation instructions with the Rolling distribution.