Version 1.5.0

This release include the following features:

  • Configuration of Fast RTPS entities through XML profiles.
  • Added heartbeat piggyback support.

Also bug fixing.

Note: If you are upgrading from an older version than 1.4.0, it is advisable to regenerate generated source from IDL files using fastrtpsgen

Previous versions

Version 1.4.0

This release includes the following:

  • Added secure communications.
  • Removed all Boost dependencies. Fast RTPS is not using Boost libraries anymore.
  • Added compatibility with Android.
  • Bug fixing.

Note: After upgrading to this release, it is advisable to regenerate generated source from IDL files using fastrtpsgen

Version 1.3.1

This release includes the following:

  • New examples that illustrate how to tweak Fast RTPS towards different applications.
  • Improved support for embedded Linux.
  • Bug fixing.

Version 1.3.0

This release introduces several new features:

  • Unbound Arrays support: Now you can send variable size data arrays.
  • Extended Fragmentation Configuration: It allows you to setup a Message/Fragment max size different to the standard 64Kb limit.
  • Improved logging system: Get even more introspection about the status of your communications system.
  • Static Discovery: Use XML to map your network and keep discovery traffic to a minimum.
  • Stability and performance improvements: A new iteration of our built-in performance tests will make benchmarking easier for you.
  • ReadTheDocs Support: We improved our documentation format and now our installation and user manuals are available online on ReadTheDocs.

Version 1.2.0

This release introduces two important new features:

  • Flow Controllers: A mechanism to control how you use the available bandwidth avoiding data bursts. The controllers allow you to specify the maximum amount of data to be sent in a specific period of time. This is very useful when you are sending large messages requiring fragmentation.
  • Discovery Listeners: Now the user can subscribe to the discovery information to know the entities present in the network (Topics, Publishers & Subscribers) dynamically without prior knowledge of the system. This enables the creation of generic tools to inspect your system.

But there is more:

  • Full ROS2 Support: Fast RTPS is used by ROS2, the upcoming release of the Robot Operating System (ROS).
  • Better documentation: More content and examples.
  • Improved performance.
  • Bug fixing.