Greetings ROS users,
We’re excited to announce the availability of the buildfarm for the next distribution of ROS, Melodic Morenia!
Current Status of the release:
The targeted platforms and minimum requirements are specified in REP-003. As of today 94 packages have been released into Melodic with binaries available for Ubuntu Bionic and Artful as well as Debian Stretch.
To make the release as convenient as possible for our beloved maintainers, we have a status page keeping track of which repositories have been released compared to ROS Lunar. This page allows you to see if your repositories are releasable, and also shows what dependencies are not satisfied (if any) and all the repositories depending on your repositories.
Call for action to all maintainers:
If the status page shows that you can already release your package, please consider getting a Melodic release out soon. If your package is blocked, please use the melodic 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 Melodic.
Once your package has been added to Melodic in rosdistro, you can generate
a prerelease command on prerelease.ros.org. Before running the prerelease make sure that python-ros-buildfarm is up to date.
The Melodic release date is May 2018, but it’s good to get started early (especially if many packages depend, directly or indirectly, on yours)!
Your friendly ROS Team