Slackware ARM usually releases shortly after Slackware x86 has been released unless there is a specific reason to hold back a release.
The table below lists the releases of Slackware ARM and the supported ("out of the box") architectures for each release.
Slackware ARM releases will be supported for a single release previous to the current release. For example: Slackware ARM 15.0 is released, and Slackware ARM 14.2 (the previous stable release) will remain supported. Slackware ARM 14.1 will be phased out within two to three months after the release of 15.0. There will always be a two to three month period where three releases are maintained in order to help transition between versions.
Communication regarding EOL (End of Life) arrangements will be given in the ChangeLog for the affected release(s).
"Support" means that the release receives the updates (where appropriate) that appear in Slackware x86.
The installation section explains how to obtain and install releases.
Stable and supported release: the goal is to delivery updated security patches in to the Slackware ARM tree as soon as the packages are available in x86 tree. Realistically, packages may lag behind by a few days due to the time taken to build some of the larger packages, the availability of build servers and the availability of developer time.
Slackware ARM 'current': The security updates may lag behind for days, weeks or months, depending upon the state of the tree. At some stages the tree may be in a state of flux (often due to the kernels, toolchains or a build of a large package such as 'KDE') and as such will not be in a state suitable for public consumption. Users are therefore advised that if the punctuality of security updates is of importance, they should choose a stable release rather than following the '-current' branch.
|Version||Floating Point Support||Minimum CPU||Release Date||Supported||Officially Supported Hardware|
|Development branch ("current")||Hardware||ARMv7-a||Work in Progress||Yes||Versatile Express (QEMU), Trimslice Pro, Banana Pi|
|14.2||Software||ARMv5te||01/07/2016||Yes||Versatile Express (QEMU), Trimslice Pro, Banana Pi, SheevaPlug, GuruPlug, OpenRD|
|14.1||Software||ARMv5te||07/11/2013||Ended 01/09/2016||Versatile (QEMU), Trimslice Pro, SheevaPlug, GuruPlug, OpenRD|
|14.0||Software||ARMv5te||28/10/2012||Ended 05/05/2015||Versatile (QEMU), Trimslice Pro, SheevaPlug, GuruPlug, OpenRD|
|13.37||Software||ARMv4t||01/05/2011||Ended 01/01/2014||Versatile (QEMU), SheevaPlug, GuruPlug, OpenRD|
|13.1||Software||ARMv4t||14/06/2010||Ended 10/07/2012)||Versatile (QEMU), SheevaPlug, GuruPlug, OpenRD|
|12.2||Software (old ABI)||ARMv4||29/06/2009||Ended 31/07/2010)||Versatile (QEMU), SheevaPlug|
|11.0||Software (old ABI)||ARMv3||18/01/2007||Ended 29/08/2008||Acorn StrongARM RiscPC, Castle Iyonix|