PX4 v1.12 Release Coordination
Community, the PX4 Developer Team is working towards the next stable release (v1.12), we are hoping this release will come out soon, but we don’t yet have a solid timeline. We are trying to get as much testing as possible, and as always, we are really interested in your feedback.
The main focus areas for this release are:
- Overall system stabilization
- Enhancing our User Experience
If you have been paying attention to the last developer calls (#weekly-dev-call:px4-dev-call), you will notice that there have been quite many changes coming in, essentially refactors and architecture changes for the better. The team has felt that this work has been long overdue, and we are all very focused on making this release the most stable baseline we can.
How can you contribute?
We need all the help we can get with both bench and flight testing on the release, on as much hardware as possible.
Help with release notes
If you have a few minutes to spare, please help us contributing to the release notes. It’s super important we capture all of the new features and changes. Since this is such a big improvement release, we want to make sure everyone knows all the upcoming benefits.
Join the weekly calls
Make sure you join the public dev calls and follow the conversations on the dev-team channel on Slack. We are making our best effort to keep everyone informed on progress.
- Take-off the props
- Flash the beta (you can build from source, or use QGC)
- Try arming, play around through QGC
- Disarm, and pull the log
- Upload to Flight Review
- Share links as a comment below
- Put the props back on!
- Flash the latest beta (if you didn’t already)
- Pick a nice location outside, make sure there’s enough space for you to fly (and social distance!)
- Arm, and Takeoff
- Try the features you would normally try. Maybe your workflow involves missions. Maybe you like flying in stabilized mode and just moving around. Try anything that you would normally do.
- Make sure to write down any inconsistencies you might catch from past experiences
- Land, disarm and pull the logs
- Upload to Flight Review, make sure you write down your comments from the above step.
- Share the logs below as a comment
Note to Developers
We are going through a transition period. We are not going to accept any new features until we make the final stable release of v1.12, after which we are moving to a much aggressive six weeks release cycle. Don’t worry; your PRs aren’t being ignored. We are just waiting for things to progress on the release, and we will start merging again soon afterward. It’s also important to note that we are thinking of adopting a new branching model that will allow for development not to stall, which we know can be frustrating.