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Alpine Linux product description

Automate product release and end-of-life managementAlpine Linux is a Linux distribution based on musl and BusyBox, designed for security, simplicity, and resource efficiency. It uses OpenRC for its init system and compiles all user-space binaries as position-independent executables with stack-smashing protection.
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Figure: Release, patch and end-of-life cycle of product Alpine Linux (Alpine Linux)
 

Alpine Linux release strategy

There are several release branches for Alpine Linux available at the same time. Each May and November we make a release branch from edge. The main repository is typically supported for 2 years and the community repository is supported until next stable release.

Alpine Linux properties & statistics

Product
Alpine Linux
Vendor
Alpine Linux
Latest version
3.20.1
Number of releases
64
Number of versions
476
Number of unstable versions
261
Number of versions affected by CVE
60
Licence
MIT Licence
Last verification date
2024-07-11
 

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