The Kubernetes project maintains release branches for the most recent three minor releases (1.28, 1.27, 1.26). Kubernetes 1.19 and newer receive approximately 1 year of patch support. Kubernetes 1.18 and older received approximately 9 months of patch support.

Kubernetes versions are expressed as x.y.z, where x is the major version, y is the minor version, and z is the patch version, following Semantic Versioning terminology.

More information in the version skew policy document.

Release History


Latest Release:1.28.2 (released: )
End of Life:
Patch Releases: 1.28.0, 1.28.1, 1.28.2

Complete 1.28 Schedule and Changelog


Latest Release:1.27.6 (released: )
End of Life:
Patch Releases: 1.27.0, 1.27.1, 1.27.2, 1.27.3, 1.27.4, 1.27.5, 1.27.6

Complete 1.27 Schedule and Changelog


Latest Release:1.26.9 (released: )
End of Life:

Complete 1.26 Schedule and Changelog


Latest Release:1.25.14 (released: )
End of Life:

Complete 1.25 Schedule and Changelog

Upcoming Release

Check out the schedule for the upcoming 1.29 Kubernetes release!

Helpful Resources

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