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Lunar Loggerhead Buildfarm Available

Greetings ROS users,

We’re excited to announce the availability of the buildfarm for the next
distribution of ROS, Lunar Loggerhead!

Current Status of the release:
The targeted platforms and minimum requirements are specified in REP-003. As of today 114 packages have been released into Lunar with binaries available for Ubuntu Xenial, Yakkety and Zesty as well as Debian Stretch.

To make the release as convenient as possible for our beloved maintainers, we now have a status page keeping track of which repositories have been released compared to ROS Kinetic.
This page allows you to see if your repositories are releasable, it also shows what dependencies are not satisfied (if any) and all the repositories depending on your repositories.

Call for action to all maintainers:
Check the status page to see if you can already release your package, if yes, please consider getting a Lunar release out soon, if no, please use the lunar release category to coordinate with the maintainers of packages blocking your releases.
Make sure that you have the latest version python-bloom and python-rosdistro before starting your release.

Please record any API changes or major behavioral changes in your package
on the Migration wiki page for Lunar.

Once your package has been added to Lunar in rosdistro, you can generate
a prerelease command on Before running the prerelease make sure that python-ros-buildfarm is up to date.

The Lunar release date is May 2017, but it’s good to get started early
(especially if many packages depend, directly or indirectly, on yours)!

Your friendly ROS Team