[riot-users] RIOT for Application or Research?

Ron Segal ron at suretronic.com
Sat Aug 8 01:47:47 CEST 2015

Hi Oleg

That seems like a very positive response, particularly your goal of 'industrial'

Can I make a couple of hopefully relevant observations from Contiki experience
in particular.
- A decent, detailed user manual and well documented code is much of what seems
to separate research from commercial quality open-source software.
- Similarly an up-to-date, prioritised road map with some kind of time scale. 
- Also details of contents of releases.
Apart from core releases it would be extremely helpful to be able to understand
the release status of each platform, perhaps a standard system to be used by
platform developers.

Difficult I realise with volunteer effort.

So will keep following and at some stage hopefully will be in a position to

Best wishes


On 8/08/2015 6:43 a.m., Oleg Hahm wrote:
> Dear Ron,
> you were right with your perception that we, as the RIOT community, are
> targeting both, research _and_ industry. Yet we are, in comparison to Contiki,
> a rather young effort, but with a strong and fast-growing community, improving
> and stabilizing the code at high speed.
> Actually, we are about to get a new release out that provides vast
> improvements to the network stack, hardware abstraction and consolidation, and
> general system architecture and stability. Once this release has proven to
> fulfill our demands in terms of stability and robustness, we will switch to
> stable+development branch model, ensuring that the stable branch will be
> suitable for industrial deployment.
> Cheers,
> Oleg

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