- End of support is planned for end of April 2019, handing over to 19.03.
- Platform support: x86_64-linux and x86_64-darwin as always. Support for aarch64-linux is as with the previous releases, not equivalent to the x86-64-linux release, but with efforts to reach parity.
- Nix has been updated to 2.1; see its release notes.
- Core versions: linux: 4.14 LTS (unchanged), glibc: 2.26 → 2.27, gcc: 7 (unchanged), systemd: 237 → 239.
- Desktop version changes: gnome: 3.26 → 3.28, (KDE) plasma-desktop: 5.12 → 5.13.
Notable changes and additions for 18.09 include:
- Support for wrapping binaries using
firejailhas been added through