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Robot Operating System Cookbook by Kumar Bipin

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Supported operating systems

ROS is fully compatible with the Ubuntu operating system by design. Moreover, the ROS distributions are planned according to Ubuntu releases. Nevertheless, they are partially supported by Ubuntu ARM, Gentoo, macOS X, Arch Linux, and OpenEmbedded. The following table shows ROS distributions and the corresponding versions of the supported operating systems:

ROS Distribution

Supported OS

Experimental OS

Melodic Morenia

Ubuntu 18.04 (LTS); Debian9

OS X (Homebrew), Gentoo, Ubuntu ARM, and OpenEmbedded/Yocto

Kinetic Kame (LTS)

Ubuntu 16.04 (LTS) and 15.10; Debian 8

OS X (Homebrew), Gentoo, Ubuntu ARM, and OpenEmbedded/Yocto

Jade Turtle

Ubuntu 15.04, 14.10, and 14.04; Debian 8

OS X (Homebrew), ...

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