Greetings ROS users,
Happy World Turtle Day! 
I am pleased to announce that the 11th ROS distribution, Lunar Loggerhead , is now available on Ubuntu Xenial 16.04, Ubuntu Yakkety 16.10, Ubuntu Zesty 17.04, and Debian Stretch.
32-bit ARM (armhf) packages are available on Xenial, and 64-bit ARM (aarch64) packages are available for Ubuntu Xenial and Debian Stretch.
To install ROS Lunar, refer to the Installation page on the Wiki:
Check out the Migration guide for a changelog of new features and API changes:
363 packages in the ROS ecosystem are in the initial release of Lunar, compared to 1244 currently in Kinetic. You can see the released packages on the status page for Lunar:
And you can compare the versions of packages in Lunar and other active ROS distributions here:
If there’s a package missing in Lunar that you’d like to see released, please:
- check if the package can be released here:
- contact the maintainers to let them know:
- by opening an issue on the source repository
- posting on the ROS discourse release category: https://discourse.ros.org/c/release
Even though we’ve made the initial Lunar release, it’s never too late to add packages to Lunar (or Kinetic or Indigo) for upcoming syncs.
Lunar T-shirts (and hoodies) should come through in the mail this week.
You can still order a variety of stickers at:
We’d also like to announce the name of the next LTS ROS distribution, which you can look forward to downloading a year from now:
Thank you to all of the maintainers and contributors who helped make this release possible.
We couldn’t do this without you.
- Mikael and the ROS Team