[riot-users] RIOT Release 2015.12

Thomas Eichinger thomas.eichinger at fu-berlin.de
Sun Jan 10 16:57:07 CET 2016

Woohoo, congratulations to everyone! 

Best, Thomas 

> On 10 Jan 2016, at 16:28, Cenk G√ľndogan <cenk.guendogan at fu-berlin.de> wrote:
> Dear RIOT developers and users,
> I am glad to announce the sixth official release of the RIOT operating system:
> ------------------------------- * RIOT 2015.12 * -------------------------------
> This release is packed with nearly 150 enhancements to the codebase and bugfixes
> for several known issues. It also contains a lot of new documentation as well as
> improvements to existing ones, which can be found in http://doc.riot-os.org/.
> In addition to the above, this new release re-enables the support for ICN
> by integrating CCN-lite as a package and provides example applications
> to showcase its functionality.
> Developers can now make use of a Vagrant file that ships with
> this release in order to manage a RIOT supported guest machine.
> This reduces the set-up time by delivering a system with all
> necessary toolchains installed without the need to touch the host system.
> With a partial support of the Arduino API, RIOT becomes more accessible
> to a wide range of Arduino specialized developers. Although this new feature is
> still rudimentary, it already enables simple Arduino sketches to be compiled
> into RIOT.
> A further highlight of this release is the introduction of SAUL,
> the [S]ensor [A]ctuator [U]ber [L]ayer. SAUL enables a portable approach
> to interact with different types of sensors and actuators on RIOT supported
> hardware by offering a unified API to the developer.
> Several new platforms and device drivers found their way into this release.
> RIOT 2015.12 supports the WeIO board, the Silicon Labs Wireless Eval Kit
> (SLWSTK6220A) and the STM32 Nucleo-F401. With the new device driver for the
> enc28j60 ethernet chip it is now possible to use wired connections with RIOT.
> Since the last release about 222 new pull requests with about 631 commits
> were merged and 48 additional issues have been solved. 37 people generated
> a total of ~59779 insertions and ~12115 deletions in 980 files.
> You can download the RIOT release from Github by cloning the repositoryor by
> downloading the tarball:https://github.com/RIOT-OS/RIOT/archive/2015.12.tar.gz
> Keep RIOTing!
> - Cenk
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