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RIOT-2013.08 - 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: from 16-bit
microcontrollers to 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
compliance).
RIOT leverages a robust micro-kernel architecture based on the FeuerWare kernel
originally developed in 2008 targeting Wireless Sensor Networks, and further
developed in µkleos. As such, RIOT is the direct heir of FeuerWare and µkleos.
To lower the hurdles for new developers, all coding in RIOT can be done in
standard C (or C++) with standard tools like gcc and gdb, which also
facilitates application development and adaptation of existing Linux libraries.
Last but not least: the native port allows to run RIOT as-is on Linux and
MacOS. Multiple instances of RIOT running on a single machine can also be
interconnected via a simple virtual Ethernet bridge, which facilitates
networked application development.
Features
========
Kernel
------
- Microkernel with a powerful messaging system
- Multi-Threading with low overhead
- an energy-efficient, real-time capable scheduler
- small memory footprint
Userspace
---------
- 6LoWPAN according to RFC 4944, RFC 6282, and RFC 6775
- TCP and UDP
- RPL according to RFC 6550 and RFC 6719
- High resolution and long-term timers
- POSIX IO and BSD socket API
- Bloom filter
- SHA256
Hardware Support
----------------
- various ARM and MSP430 MCUs
* ARM7 NXP LPC2387
* TI MSP430F1612
* TI CC430F6137
* ARM7 Freescale MC13224v (preliminary)
* ARM Cortex-M4 STM32f407vgt6 (preliminary)
* ARM Cortex-M3 STM32f103rey6 (preliminary)
- radio drivers
* TI CC1100 and CC1101
* TI CC2420
* Atmel AT86RF231
- sensor drivers
* Sensirion SHT11
* Linear Technology LT4150
Known Issues
============
#21: Deal with stdin in bordermultiplex.c
Not all supported platforms provide a stdin in the current release.
However, the implementation of the 6LoWPAN border router won't work
without stdin.
#45: bit field order in the fcf may be wrong
The CC2420 FIFO expects the IEEE802.15.4 FCF field in reversed bit order.
This might break the implementation for other, upcoming radio
transceivers.
#83: Wrong byte order in sixlowpan
The 6LoWPAN stack might still contain some variables using the wrong byte
order.
#132: segfault in vtimer update shortterm
The vtimer is known to be buggy on all platforms and causes segmentation
faults on the native port.
For more issues please check the RIOT issue tracker:
https://github.com/RIOT-OS/RIOT/issues
More information
================
http://www.riot-os.org
Mailing lists
-------------
* RIOT OS kernel developers list
* devel@riot-os.org (http://lists.riot-os.org/mailman/listinfo/devel)
* RIOT OS users list
* users@riot-os.org (http://lists.riot-os.org/mailman/listinfo/users)
* RIOT commits
* commits@riot-os.org (http://lists.riot-os.org/mailman/listinfo/commits)
* Github notifications
* notifications@riot-os.org (http://lists.riot-os.org/mailman/listinfo/notifications)
License
=======
* All sources and binaries that have been developed at Freie Universität Berlin are
licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2 as published by the
Free Software Foundation.
* Some external sources, especially files developed by SICS are published under
a separate license.
All code files contain licensing information.

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RIOT-2014.01 - 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: from 16-bit
microcontrollers to 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
compliance).
New features
============
Core
----
+ msg_receive() with timeout
+ LPM support for MSP430 based platforms
+ introduced a version string
Supported platforms
-------------------
Additional support for the following boards:
+ TelosB
+ mbed LPC1768
Sensor drivers
---------------
+ drivers for the LM75A Digital temperature sensor and thermal watchdog
+ SRF02 and SRF08 ultrasonic range finders
Native port
-----------
+ implemented UART via I/O redirection or TCP and UNIX socket
System libraries
----------------
+ Mersenne twister pseudorandom number generator
+ crypto libraries
+ 3des
+ aes
+ rc5
+ skipjack
+ twofish
+ BSD-like package system for easy integration of external libraries
Network stack
-------------
+ port of CCN lite
+ POSIX socket wrapper
+ integration of libcoap
+ integration of OpenWSN
Further Changes
===============
* boards and projects repositories have been integrated and are now part of
the RIOT repository itself
* full refactoring of the network stack and introducing a substructure
according to the modules' functionalities
* cleaned up Makefile system and simplified binary directory
* more documentation
* various bug fixes and cleanups
Fixed Issues from the last release
==================================
#83: Wrong byte order in sixlowpan
To our best knowledge all occurrences of wrong byte order within the 6LoWPAN
network stack are fixed now.
#132: segfault in vtimer update shortterm
The vtimer has been carefully evaluated and all known issues concerning this
module are fixed.
Known Issues
============
#21: Deal with stdin in bordermultiplex.c
Not all supported platforms provide a stdin in the current release.
However, the implementation of the 6LoWPAN border router won't work
without stdin.
#45: bit field order in the fcf may be wrong
The CC2420 FIFO expects the IEEE802.15.4 FCF field in reversed bit order.
This might break the implementation for other, upcoming radio
transceivers.
#82: Setting STATUS_REPLY_BLOCKED thread to STATUS_PENDING though it is not
handled yet
In some rare cases the status of a thread might falsely change to
STATUS_PENDING instead of STATUS_REPLY_BLOCKED.
#426: Interrupt handling on MSP430 is buggy
UART and timer handling is currently unstable on MSP430 based platforms
#455: sha256 is broken on MSP430
For unknown reasons sha256 calculates wrong results on MSP430 based platforms.
#495: native not float safe
When the FPU is used when an asynchronous context switch occurs, either the
stack gets corrupted or a floating point exception occurs.
#498: native is segfaulting at startup
In some cases (about 5-10%) a RIOT native process crashes with a SEGFAULT
at startup.
#499: native is segfaulting on heavy network usage
Sending more than 100 packets per second causes a SEGFAULT in RIOT native.
#505: native on FreeBSD is broken
Due to different parameter handling in FreeBSD, native is currently not
working there.
For all issues and open pull requests please check the RIOT issue tracker:
https://github.com/RIOT-OS/RIOT/issues
Release 2013.08
===============
Kernel
------
- Microkernel with a powerful messaging system
- Multi-Threading with low overhead
- an energy-efficient, real-time capable scheduler
- small memory footprint
Userspace
---------
- 6LoWPAN according to RFC 4944, RFC 6282, and RFC 6775
- TCP and UDP
- RPL according to RFC 6550 and RFC 6719
- High resolution and long-term timers
- POSIX IO and BSD socket API
- Bloom filter
- SHA256
Hardware Support
----------------
- various ARM and MSP430 MCUs
* ARM7 NXP LPC2387
* TI MSP430F1612
* TI CC430F6137
* ARM7 Freescale MC13224v (preliminary)
* ARM Cortex-M4 STM32f407vgt6 (preliminary)
* ARM Cortex-M3 STM32f103rey6 (preliminary)
- radio drivers
* TI CC1100 and CC1101
* TI CC2420
* Atmel AT86RF231
- sensor drivers
* Sensirion SHT11
* Linear Technology LT4150
More information
================
http://www.riot-os.org
Mailing lists
-------------
* RIOT OS kernel developers list
* devel@riot-os.org (http://lists.riot-os.org/mailman/listinfo/devel)
* RIOT OS users list
* users@riot-os.org (http://lists.riot-os.org/mailman/listinfo/users)
* RIOT commits
* commits@riot-os.org (http://lists.riot-os.org/mailman/listinfo/commits)
* Github notifications
* notifications@riot-os.org (http://lists.riot-os.org/mailman/listinfo/notifications)
License
=======
* All sources and binaries that have been developed at Freie Universität Berlin are
licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2 as published by the
Free Software Foundation.
* Some external sources, especially files developed by SICS are published under
a separate license.
All code files contain licensing information.

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RIOT-2014.05 - 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: from 16-bit
microcontrollers to 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
compliance).
New features
============
Core
----
+ introduced explicit core/cpu interface through a set of header files
+ added reboot and panic functions
+ added a node name to the sysconfig struct
+ added the ability to send a message to the current thread's message queue
Supported platforms
-------------------
Additional support for the following boards:
+ Arduino Due
+ UDOO board
+ X86 via qemu
+ Zolertia Z1
Network stack
-------------
+ added net_if as abstraction layer between transceiver module and L3 protocol
+ added support for auto initializing of the 6LoWPAN network stack
+ added support for RFC5444 via oonf_api (from OLSR.org)
+ added a Wireshark dissector for nativenet packets
+ introduced low-level radio driver interface
+ added a default transceiver for all boards
+ common IEEE 802.15.4 radio driver API definition
+ added standard way to query CCA (Clear Channel Assessment) status
+ enabled nonces in interests for CCN-lite (Content Centric Networking)
+ added a route shell command
System libraries
----------------
+ added quad-precision math library (quad_math)
Automated Testing
-----------------
+ added Travis CI based build tests
+ added support for a Jenkins CI server
+ added a unittest framework (based on embunit)
+ added unittests for most core functions
POSIX compliance
----------------
+ pthread support including
+ dynamic memory pool and cleanup handlers
+ mutexes
+ condition variable implementation
+ reader/writer lock
+ pthread_barrier_* functions
Native
------
+ added a valgrind and cachegrind targets
+ added profiling support
Changes
=======
Core
----
* initialize hwtimer automatically
* optimized thread status field usage
* moved oneway_malloc to sys
* prefixed API functions correctly
Network stack
-------------
* major refactoring and decoupling
* refactor use of vtimer
* fixed forwarding
* added IoT-LAB M3 Open Node support and dropped TelosB support temporarily for OpenWSN
* moved ETX beaconing to a module on its own
* various byte order and other bug fixes
Drivers
-------
* added low-level driver interface for unified CPU peripheral abstraction for
GPIO, ADC, PWM, Timer and UART
* handle race conditions preventing timers to be set correctly on MSP430 MCUs
* several CC2420 fixes
System libraries
----------------
* auto_init is used by default
* changed function prototype for shell handlers
Other
-----
* cleaned up Makefile system and simplified binary directory
* improved documentation for core and sys
* build system uses PKG dependency
* build system sets include paths automatically
* black and white lists for applications and tests
* add stacksize checker for DEBUG macro
* styling corrections
* fixed license boiler plates
* set lpc2k_pgm return value correctly
* various bug fixes and cleanups
Fixed Issues from the last release
==================================
#45: bit field order in the fcf may be wrong
The CC2420 FIFO expects the IEEE802.15.4 FCF field in reversed bit order.
With this release the byte order is now handled by the net_if module and
all device specific handling is done by the driver.
#82: Setting STATUS_REPLY_BLOCKED thread to STATUS_PENDING though it is not
handled yet
In some rare cases the status of a thread might falsely change to
STATUS_PENDING instead of STATUS_REPLY_BLOCKED.
#455: sha256 is broken on MSP430
Fixed.
#498: native is segfaulting at startup
Fixed by several PRs (#501, #583, and #588).
#505: native on FreeBSD is broken
Fixed by PR #1022.
Known Issues
============
network related issues
----------------------
#21: Deal with stdin in bordermultiplex.c
Not all supported platforms provide a stdin in the current release.
However, the implementation of the 6LoWPAN border router won't work
without stdin.
#861: neighbor discovery for 6LoWPAN not working
Duplicate address detection according to RFC 6775 is also missing.
native related issues
---------------------
#495: native not float safe
When the FPU is used when an asynchronous context switch occurs, either the
stack gets corrupted or a floating point exception occurs.
#499: native is segfaulting on heavy network usage
Sending more than 100 packets per second causes a SEGFAULT in RIOT native.
#534: native debugging on osx fails
Using valgrind or gdb with a nativenet target in OSX leads to "the network"
being stuck (gdb) or the whole process being stuck (valgrind).
#715: test_hwtimer_wait fails on native
The problem appears to be lost signals and depends on the CPU speed.
#787: reboot not working with open file descriptors on native
If for example a tap device is in use, the reboot command fails.
#862: sometimes the tap bridge does not work in native
Sometimes (rather suddenly) packages are not received by a TAP and won't be
received even if I reconfigure the bridge.
#1127: Random build fails on OSX
Building for native on OSX often fails - Workaround: build using -B flag,
e.g.: make -B clean all
other platform related issues
-----------------------------
#426: Interrupt handling on MSP430 is buggy
UART and timer handling is currently unstable on MSP430 based platforms
#1232: x86 doesn't build on OS X with clang
Current version of the x86 port doesn't build for OS X with clang.
For all issues and open pull requests please check the RIOT issue tracker:
https://github.com/RIOT-OS/RIOT/issues
More information
================
http://www.riot-os.org
Mailing lists
-------------
* RIOT OS kernel developers list
* devel@riot-os.org (http://lists.riot-os.org/mailman/listinfo/devel)
* RIOT OS users list
* users@riot-os.org (http://lists.riot-os.org/mailman/listinfo/users)
* RIOT commits
* commits@riot-os.org (http://lists.riot-os.org/mailman/listinfo/commits)
* Github notifications
* notifications@riot-os.org (http://lists.riot-os.org/mailman/listinfo/notifications)
License
=======
* All sources and binaries that have been developed at Freie Universität Berlin
and most of the other code are licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public
License version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.
* Some external sources, especially files developed by SICS are published under
a separate license.
All code files contain licensing information.
RIOT-2014.01 - 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: from 16-bit
microcontrollers to 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
compliance).
New features
============
Core
----
+ msg_receive() with timeout
+ LPM support for MSP430 based platforms
+ introduced a version string
Supported platforms
-------------------
Additional support for the following boards:
+ TelosB
+ mbed LPC1768
Sensor drivers
---------------
+ drivers for the LM75A Digital temperature sensor and thermal watchdog
+ SRF02 and SRF08 ultrasonic range finders
Native port
-----------
+ implemented UART via I/O redirection or TCP and UNIX socket
System libraries
----------------
+ Mersenne twister pseudorandom number generator
+ crypto libraries
+ 3des
+ aes
+ rc5
+ skipjack
+ twofish
+ BSD-like package system for easy integration of external libraries
Network stack
-------------
+ port of CCN lite
+ POSIX socket wrapper
+ integration of libcoap
+ integration of OpenWSN
Further Changes
===============
* boards and projects repositories have been integrated and are now part of
the RIOT repository itself
* full refactoring of the network stack and introducing a substructure
according to the modules' functionalities
* cleaned up Makefile system and simplified binary directory
* more documentation
* various bug fixes and cleanups
Fixed Issues from the last release
==================================
#45: bit field order in the fcf may be wrong
The CC2420 FIFO expects the IEEE802.15.4 FCF field in reversed bit order.
With this release the byte order is now handled by the net_if module and
all device specific handling is done by the driver.
#82: Setting STATUS_REPLY_BLOCKED thread to STATUS_PENDING though it is not
handled yet
Pull Request #569 fixed this bug by checking for STATUS_REPLY_BLOCKED in
msg_receive().
#455: sha256 is broken on MSP430
The problem was caused
Known Issues
============
#21: Deal with stdin in bordermultiplex.c
Not all supported platforms provide a stdin in the current release.
However, the implementation of the 6LoWPAN border router won't work
without stdin.
#426: Interrupt handling on MSP430 is buggy
UART and timer handling is still unstable on MSP430 based platforms.
#495: native not float safe
When the FPU is used when an asynchronous context switch occurs, either the
stack gets corrupted or a floating point exception occurs.
#498: native is segfaulting at startup
In some cases (about 5-10%) a RIOT native process crashes with a SEGFAULT
at startup.
#499: native is segfaulting on heavy network usage
Sending more than 100 packets per second causes a SEGFAULT in RIOT native.
#505: native on FreeBSD is broken
Due to different parameter handling in FreeBSD, native is currently not
working there.
For all issues and open pull requests please check the RIOT issue tracker:
https://github.com/RIOT-OS/RIOT/issues
Release 2013.08
===============
Kernel
------
- Microkernel with a powerful messaging system
- Multi-Threading with low overhead
- an energy-efficient, real-time capable scheduler
- small memory footprint
Userspace
---------
- 6LoWPAN according to RFC 4944, RFC 6282, and RFC 6775
- TCP and UDP
- RPL according to RFC 6550 and RFC 6719
- High resolution and long-term timers
- POSIX IO and BSD socket API
- Bloom filter
- SHA256
Hardware Support
----------------
- various ARM and MSP430 MCUs
* ARM7 NXP LPC2387
* TI MSP430F1612
* TI CC430F6137
* ARM7 Freescale MC13224v (preliminary)
* ARM Cortex-M4 STM32f407vgt6 (preliminary)
* ARM Cortex-M3 STM32f103rey6 (preliminary)
- radio drivers
* TI CC1100 and CC1101
* TI CC2420
* Atmel AT86RF231
- sensor drivers
* Sensirion SHT11
* Linear Technology LT4150
More information
================
http://www.riot-os.org
Mailing lists
-------------
* RIOT OS kernel developers list
* devel@riot-os.org (http://lists.riot-os.org/mailman/listinfo/devel)
* RIOT OS users list
* users@riot-os.org (http://lists.riot-os.org/mailman/listinfo/users)
* RIOT commits
* commits@riot-os.org (http://lists.riot-os.org/mailman/listinfo/commits)
* Github notifications
* notifications@riot-os.org (http://lists.riot-os.org/mailman/listinfo/notifications)
License
=======
* All sources and binaries that have been developed at Freie Universität Berlin are
licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2 as published by the
Free Software Foundation.
* Some external sources, especially files developed by SICS are published under
a separate license.
All code files contain licensing information.
Release 2013.08
===============
Kernel
------
- Microkernel with a powerful messaging system
- Multi-Threading with low overhead
- an energy-efficient, real-time capable scheduler
- small memory footprint
Userspace
---------
- 6LoWPAN according to RFC 4944, RFC 6282, and RFC 6775
- TCP and UDP
- RPL according to RFC 6550 and RFC 6719
- High resolution and long-term timers
- POSIX IO and BSD socket API
- Bloom filter
- SHA256
Hardware Support
----------------
- various ARM and MSP430 MCUs
* ARM7 NXP LPC2387
* TI MSP430F1612
* TI CC430F6137
* ARM7 Freescale MC13224v (preliminary)
* ARM Cortex-M4 STM32f407vgt6 (preliminary)
* ARM Cortex-M3 STM32f103rey6 (preliminary)
- radio drivers
* TI CC1100 and CC1101
* TI CC2420
* Atmel AT86RF231
- sensor drivers
* Sensirion SHT11
* Linear Technology LT4150
More information
================
http://www.riot-os.org
Mailing lists
-------------
* RIOT OS kernel developers list
* devel@riot-os.org (http://lists.riot-os.org/mailman/listinfo/devel)
* RIOT OS users list
* users@riot-os.org (http://lists.riot-os.org/mailman/listinfo/users)
* RIOT commits
* commits@riot-os.org (http://lists.riot-os.org/mailman/listinfo/commits)
* Github notifications
* notifications@riot-os.org (http://lists.riot-os.org/mailman/listinfo/notifications)
License
=======
* All sources and binaries that have been developed at Freie Universität Berlin are
licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2 as published by the
Free Software Foundation.
* Some external sources, especially files developed by SICS are published under
a separate license.
All code files contain licensing information.
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