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ROS 2 Eloquent Elusor (codename ‘eloquent’; November 22nd, 2019)

Eloquent Elusor is the fifth release of ROS 2.

Supported Platforms

Eloquent Elusor is primarily supported on the following platforms:

Tier 1 platforms:

  • Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic): amd64 and arm64

  • Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra)

  • Windows 10 (Visual Studio 2019)

Tier 2 platforms:

  • Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic): arm32

Tier 3 platforms:

  • Debian Stretch (9): amd64, arm64 and arm32

  • OpenEmbedded Thud (2.6) / webOS OSE: arm32 and x86

For more information about RMW implementations, compiler / interpreter versions, and system dependency versions see REP 2000.

New features in this ROS 2 release

During the development the Eloquent meta ticket on GitHub contains an up-to-date state of the ongoing high level tasks as well as references specific tickets with more details.

Timeline before the release

A few milestones leading up to the release:

Mon. Sep 30th (alpha)

First releases of core packages available. Testing can happen from now on (some features might not have landed yet).

Fri. Oct 18th

API and feature freeze for core packages Only bug fix releases should be made after this point. New packages can be released independently.

Thu. Oct 24th (beta)

Updated releases of core packages available. Additional testing of the latest features.

Wed. Nov 13th (release candidate)

Updated releases of core packages available.

Tue. Nov 19th

Freeze rosdistro. No PRs for Eloquent on the rosdistro repo will be merged (reopens after the release announcement).