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ROS 2 Iron Irwini (codename ‘iron’; May, 2023)
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Iron Irwini is the ninth release of ROS 2. What follows is highlights of the important changes and features in Iron Irwini since the last release.
Iron Irwini is primarily supported on the following platforms:
Tier 1 platforms:
Tier 2 platforms:
Tier 3 platforms:
For more information about RMW implementations, compiler / interpreter versions, and system dependency versions see REP 2000.
now as keyword for
ros2 topic pub now allows to set a
builtin_interfaces.msg.Time message to the current time via the
std_msg.msg.Header message will be automatically generated when passed the keyword
This behavior matches that of ROS 1’s
Related PR: ros2/ros2cli#749
- November, 2022 - Platform decisions
REP 2000 is updated with the target platforms and major dependency versions.
- By January, 2023 - Rolling platform shift
Build farm is updated with the new platform versions and dependency versions for Iron Irwini (if necessary).
- Mon. April 10, 2023 - Alpha + RMW freeze
Preliminary testing and stabilization of ROS Base 1 packages, and API and feature freeze for RMW provider packages.
- Mon. April 17, 2023 - Freeze
API and feature freeze for ROS Base 1 packages in Rolling Ridley. Only bug fix releases should be made after this point. New packages can be released independently.
- Mon. April 24, 2023 - Branch
Branch from Rolling Ridley.
rosdistrois reopened for Rolling PRs for ROS Base 1 packages. Iron development shifts from
- Mon. May 1, 2023 - Beta
Updated releases of ROS Desktop 2 packages available. Call for general testing.
- Mon. May 15, 2023 - Release Candidate
Release Candidate packages are built. Updated releases of ROS Desktop 2 packages available.
- Thu. May 18, 2023 - Distro Freeze
Freeze rosdistro. No PRs for Iron on the
rosdistrorepo will be merged (reopens after the release announcement).
- Tue. May 23, 2023 - General Availability
rosdistrois reopened for Iron PRs.