[riot-notifications] [RIOT-OS/RIOT] release-notes.txt: add 2021.07 release notes (#16651)

Marian Buschsieweke notifications at github.com
Thu Jul 15 21:10:33 CEST 2021


@maribu commented on this pull request.



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+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
+==================
+
+The 2021.07 release includes:
+
+- Many improvements to ztimer usage
+- Added nucleo-wl55jc and Seeeduino XIAO boards
+- stm32f1 kconfig support
+- overflow fix for malloc thread safety

Maybe we should throw in the buzz world BadAlloc (see https://msrc-blog.microsoft.com/2021/04/29/badalloc-memory-allocation-vulnerabilities-could-affect-wide-range-of-iot-and-ot-devices-in-industrial-medical-and-enterprise-networks/)

And for ESP, which is not using the wrapper for thread safe allocations, the fix is done separately. Maybe we could just have something along the lines of: "Fixed multiplication overflow in calloc, a.k.a. BadAlloc, for all supported platforms". The implementation details come later on in the list of merged PRs, so IMO we could just go with a superficial one-liner here.

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