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Installation

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 Eloquent Elusor

Released May 2019

Released November 2019

Supported until May 2021

Supported until November 2020

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

  • Support an older package that hasn’t been optimized for the latest release

  • 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.