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2015.02 Release

The 2015.02 release is available on GitHub.

This release mainly fixed up a few build/configuration items remaining after the 2015.01-rc2 update. Thanks go out to mambrus for his CLI help text generator fixes, and to everyone on IRC and the GitHub tracker for providing lots of helpful insight about reported issues. We love it when we see nicely organized and detailed bug reports, so some helpful bug reporting guidelines are provided here.

The Windows installer, its guide and the complete list of installers have been updated accordingly. Windows users will now find that they have the option of using either a Cypress CyUSB3 driver or a libusb-based driver. If you have any trouble with one, it’s definitely worth trying the other (and then keeping us in the loop via the issue tracker). The libbladeRF shipped with the installer supports both drivers.

Just to recap from an earlier blog post, a packaging guide has been added to the bladeRF repository to help out package maintainers. This explains some recommended configuration flags (e.g., -DVERSION_INFO_EXTRA="" -DVERSION_INFO_OVERRIDE=Package-version-here) as well as our versioning and tagging scheme.

If you’re hacking on the codebase, be sure to check out the patch submission guidelines and code conventions to help us expedite the process of getting changes merged upstream.

Admittedly this blog post is a bit belated, so be sure to check out latest developments on our GitHub page. There will be some upcoming fixes and changes for an RC1, either at the end of March or April. The gears are turning on catching up on more documentation and introducing some official examples, so hopefully within the next post or two we’ll have some more updates on that.

As always, all are welcome and encouraged to join us on the forums and the #bladeRF channel on Freenode. Thank you all for making this such an enjoyable project to work on!

Jon (jynik)