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This page summarizes the release planning for ns-3.20. The ns-3 release process is listed here and here.

The release managers is Tom Henderson. Contact Tom if you would like to help with the release, or if you would like to coordinate your software inclusion (patch, bug fix, module) with this release.

Release schedule

ns-3.20 is scheduled for April 23, 2014 April 30, 2014 (to be determined pending resolution of below issues).

Code freeze and release candidate planned for Fri Apr 18 Fri Apr 25 (to be determined pending resolution of below issues).


ns-3.20 will be packaged as a source tarball as before: ns-allinone-3.20.tar.bz2.

The tarball will contain:

where bake is used to fetch optional ns-3 components, including DCE.

A patch from ns-3.19 to ns-3.20 will also be posted.

Release platforms

Our primary platforms for this release are planned to be:

  • Fedora 20 (32/64 bit systems)
  • Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04 (32/64 bit systems)
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 10.04 LTS (64 bit)
  • CentOS/RHEL 6.4 (64-bit)
  • Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks (64 bit) with Xcode 5.1
  • FreeBSD 9.2 (64 bit)

Remaining work before release

New features

Bugs in core or build system

Bugs in models to fix

Bugs in models fixed

Other merges

  • Nicola to merge some additional LTE patches.