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"Rolling" and "Regular" Releases

We have "Rolling" and "Regular" releases to choose from. These differ only in the frequency of updates they receive.

Note: There are no automatic updates at this time, regardless of which type of download you choose.

Rolling Release

These releases are built on each push to our master branch and automatically built by GitHub Actionsopen in new window and Cirrus CIopen in new window. These releases come with the latest fixes, updates and improvements so this is a great choice if you want to get the latest features as soon as possible.

While we do our best to review and test each PR thoroughly before merging there is a chance that something falls through the cracks in which case be prepared to upgrade or switch to our Regular Releases until it is fixed.

See below for links to the latest binaries for each OS. If you want to download manually or pick a binary from another branch or PR, then follow the manual instructions.

Linux

Info

We currently have no Rolling Releases for Linux package managers - see Regular Releases for these instead.

x86_64 - For most desktops and laptops with Intel or AMD processors

PackageDistribution
debopen in new windowDebian/Ubuntu etc.
rpmopen in new windowFedora/RHEL etc.
Appimageopen in new window[1][2]All distributions
tar.gzopen in new windowAll distributions

ARM_64 - For ARM based devices - Raspberry Pi, Pinebook etc.

PackageDistribution
debopen in new windowDebian/Ubuntu etc.
rpmopen in new windowFedora/RHEL etc.
Appimageopen in new window[1][2]All distributions
tar.gzopen in new windowAll distributions

[1] Appimage may require --no-sandbox as an argument to run correctly on some systems.
[2] Some distributions no longer ship with libfuse2 which Appimage requires to run. You may need to install this manually, e.g on Ubuntu >=22.04 apt install libfuse2.

macOS

Silicon - For Apple Silicon (M1/M2) macs

PackageType
dmgopen in new windowDMG installer
zipopen in new windowZip archive

Intel - For Intel macs

PackageType
dmgopen in new windowDMG installer
zipopen in new windowZip archive
Windows

Info

We currently have no Rolling Releases for Windows package managers - see Regular Releases for these instead.

Current binaries are not signed so will produce an error with Windows Smartscreen "Windows protected your PC"... You can bypass this by clicking "More info" then "Run anyway".

PackageType
Setupopen in new windowInstaller
Portableopen in new windowPortable (no install)

Regular Releases

These releases are put out regularly according to milestones defined by the Pulsar team (currently roughly monthly).

Compared to our Rolling Release these offer a more understood state by the team in terms of support. However these will sometimes feature issues that have already been resolved in our Rolling Release so if a particular fix or feature is important to you it may be worth swapping to one of those instead.

Current version is v1.114.0open in new window.

Linux

x86_64 - For most desktops and laptops with Intel or AMD processors

PackageDistribution
debopen in new windowDebian/Ubuntu etc.
rpmopen in new windowFedora/RHEL etc.
AppImageopen in new window[1][2]All distributions
tar.gzopen in new windowAll distributions

ARM_64 - For ARM based devices - Raspberry Pi, Pinebook etc.

PackageDistribution
debopen in new windowDebian/Ubuntu etc.
rpmopen in new windowFedora/RHEL etc.
AppImageopen in new window[1][2]All distributions
tar.gzopen in new windowAll distributions

[1] Appimage may require --no-sandbox as an argument to run correctly on some systems.
[2] Some distributions no longer ship with libfuse2 which Appimage requires to run. You may need to install this manually, e.g on Ubuntu >=22.04 apt install libfuse2.

Package Managers

Package ManagerDistributionCommand
deb-getopen in new windowDebian/Ubuntu etc.deb-get install pulsar
macOS

Silicon - For Apple Silicon (M1/M2) macs

PackageType
dmgopen in new windowDMG installer
zipopen in new windowZip archive

Intel - For Intel macs

PackageType
dmgopen in new windowDMG installer
zipopen in new windowZip archive
Windows

Info

Current binaries are not signed so will produce an error with Windows Smartscreen "Windows protected your PC"... You can bypass this by clicking "More info" then "Run anyway".

PackageType
Setupopen in new windowInstaller
Portableopen in new windowPortable (no install)
Package ManagerCommand
Chocolateyopen in new windowchoco install pulsar

Manual download

Binaries are built from a number of different branches and PRs but you should stick to the master branch releases for the most stable ones unless you know exactly what you are looking for.

We currently build on both GitHub Actions and Cirrus CI:

  • GitHub Actions is used for building the majority of our binaries and builds are run on every commit or PR.
  • Cirrus CI is only used for building Apple silicon (macOS M1/M2) and ARM Linux binaries. These are run less frequently (every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday).

To download a binary produced by GitHub Actions then follow the below steps:

  • Navigate to the pulsar-edit/pulsar-rolling-releasesopen in new window releases.
  • Select the most recent release (or for a specific release reference the timestamp part of the version e.g. 1.109.2023091606).
    • Most binaries will be available with every release but Apple silicon and ARM Linux binaries will not. You may need to look for earlier releases.
  • Choose the binary you wish to download from the Assets section (you may need click the Show all x assets link to display them all). See below for descriptions of all available binaries.

To download a binary from Cirrus CI (Apple silicon and ARM Linux only) please follow the below steps:

  • Go to the master branch Pulsar Cirrus CI pageopen in new window.
  • Select the latest successful build (check for a finished green check mark ✅ on the right side of the page - make sure you do not select a failed one).
  • Select your system from the list of options:
    • arm-linux - ARM based Linux systems (Raspberry Pi etc.)
    • silicon_mac - M1 and M2 chip Apple Macs
  • Select binary > binaries from the Artifacts pane
  • Download the binary you require for your system: