Alpine Linux

Release, version & end-of-life (Eol) information

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Product Description

Alpine 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: Product release and end-of-life cycle of product 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


Alpine Linux




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