ROS 2 Bouncy Bolson Released!

We’re happy to announce the ROS 2 release Bouncy Bolson!

Check out our installation instructions and tutorials and give it a try!
We’re excited to hear your feedback and the applications that this release will enable!

To get an idea of what’s in this release, be sure to read the Bouncy release page.

A few features and improvements we would like to highlight in this release:

Bouncy Bolson is the second non-beta ROS 2 release and will be supported with bug fixes and platform updates (particularly on rolling dependencies like Windows and MacOS) for one year with support ending in June 2019. While we do aim to keep the API as stable as possible, we can’t guarantee 100% API compatibility between releases. Check the features page and ROS 2 roadmap to evaluate whether or not ROS 2 is ready to be used for your application or if you can switch from ROS 1 to ROS 2 as it will depend on the exact feature set and requirements of your use case.

As always, we invite you to try out the new software, give feedback, report bugs, and suggest features (and contribute code!):
We also invite you to release your ROS 2 packages in Bouncy! Here’s a tutorial to do so.

We would also like to announce the name of the next ROS 2 release:
Crystal Clemmys

Your friendly ROS 2 Team

P.S. There’s still a few days left on the t-shirt campaign.



Bouncy docker images are available !
The following tags are provided:

  • core: minimal setup with only the client libraries
  • basic: core + a set of basic demos and message packages
  • full: basic + all ROS 2 packages released in Bouncy
  • ros1-bridge: full + the ros1-bridge and the demos using ROS 1 dependencies

I love it ! wish to be with such a great team.