A new major release is available:
Special attention was paid to not break the ABI in this release.
It means 18.02 could replace 17.11 without rebuilding the applications.
However it is advised to keep using 17.11 LTS for long term deployments.
- new license header (SPDX tag)
- bbdev (Wireless Base Band) device class
- rawdev device class
- ethdev probe notifications and port ownership
- Hyper-V platform driver
- AVF (Adaptive Virtual Function) ethdev driver
- IPsec offload in DPAA
- DPAA eventdev driver
- OPDL (Ordered Packet Distribution Library) eventdev driver
- experimental tags and automatic check
- meson build system (beta)
More details in the release notes:
The statistics are similar to previous release:
1315 patches from 145 authors
2316 files changed, 100569 insertions(+), 77209 deletions(-)
There are 46 new contributors
(including authors, reviewers and testers):
Thanks to Aleksey Baulin, Amr Mokhtar, Andrea Grandi, Andrew Jackson,
Anoob Joseph, Avi Kivity, Bao-Long Tran, Bharat Mota, Cheryl Houser,
Ciara Power, David Coyle, Dustin Lundquist, Erik Gabriel Carrillo,
George Wilkie, Georgios Katsikas, Gong Deli, Hyong Youb Kim,
Jerry Lilijun, Jun Yang, Junjie Chen, Kefu Chai, Kevin Laatz,
Laszlo Ersek, Liang Ma, Mallesh Koujalagi, Martin Klozik,
Matthew Smith, Michael McConville, Natalie Samsonov, Nikhil Agarwal,
Peter Mccarthy, Prashant Bhole, Rafal Kozik, Rosen Xu, Roy Franz,
Sharmila Podury, Stefan Hajnoczi, Sunil Kumar Kori, Thomas Speier,
Tomasz Jozwiak, Vijay Srivastava, Wisam Jaddo, Xin Long, Yang Zhang,
Yanglong Wu and Zhike Wang.
Below is the number of patches per company (accuracy not perfect):
463 Intel (57)
213 Mellanox (11)
132 NXP (7)
131 Cavium (9)
102 6WIND (8)
83 Solarflare (6)
27 Broadcom (2)
24 RedHat (5)
21 Semihalf (3)
20 Microsoft (2)
17 Cisco (3)
16 OKTET Labs (2)
9 AT&T (4)
6 Marvell (1)
5 Netronome (1)
5 IBM (2)
4 ZTE (1)
4 Linaro (1)
4 HXT Semiconductor (1)
4 ARM (2)
The new features for 18.05 must be submitted before the next month,
in order to be reviewed and integrated during March.
The next release is expected to happen at the beginning of May.
PS: Like last year, this release is done during Valentine's day.
It is an opportunity to stop working and offer a day to your Valentine!