[riot-commits] [RIOT-OS/RIOT] 59462e: RELEASE 2016.04

Hauke Petersen hauke.petersen at fu-berlin.de
Fri Apr 22 16:24:36 CEST 2016

  Branch: refs/heads/2016.04-branch
  Home:   https://github.com/RIOT-OS/RIOT
  Commit: 59462e95c2fa6ce6c0d3953308688adda9c9ab29
  Author: Hauke Petersen <hauke.petersen at fu-berlin.de>
  Date:   2016-04-22 (Fri, 22 Apr 2016)

  Changed paths:
    M release-notes.txt

  Log Message:
  RELEASE 2016.04

RIOT-2016.04 - Release Notes
RIOT is a real-time multi-threading operating system that supports a range of
devices that are typically found in the Internet of Things: 8-bit
microcontrollers, 16-bit microcontrollers and light-weight 32-bit processors.

RIOT is based on the following design principles: energy-efficiency, real-time
capabilities, small memory footprint, modularity, and uniform API access,
independent of the underlying hardware (this API offers partial POSIX

RIOT is developed by an international open source community which is
independent of specific vendors (e.g. similarly to the Linux community)
and is licensed with a non-viral copyleft license (LGPLv2.1), which allows
indirect business models around the free open-source software platform
provided by RIOT.

About this release:
This release adds support for two additional network stacks: lwIP and emb6.
A bunch of additional protocols are now available, P2P-RPL in the GNRC
network stack, Ethernet-over-Serial (ethos). Murdock, the new, blazing fast
RIOT CI is now available to significantly speed up code merging procedures.

This release also adds support for a number of new boards and sensors and a new
tool for automated border router setup is now provided which greatly simplifies
that setup for newbies as well as for old-timers. Last but not least: this
release includes a number of bug fixes, mostly about stabilizing and enhancing
the networking capabilities of RIOT.

About 470 pull requests with about 1196 commits have been merged since the last
release and 127 additional issues have been solved. 55 people contributed code
in 124 days. 1521 files have been touched with ~91700 insertions and ~42200

Notations used below:
+ means new feature/item
* means modified feature/item
- means removed feature/item

New features and changes
+ added Makefile support for creating a "binary distribution", making it easier to create closed source applications while still complying to LGPL


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