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This page summarizes the release planning for ns-3.21. The ns-3 release process is listed here and here.

The release manager is Tom Henderson.

Release schedule

ns-3.21 was released September 17, 2014. New feature code should be ready for merge by no later than 5 September.

Release candidates

A second release candidate (rc2) was posted on Mon. Sept. 15. This became the ns-3.21 release on Sept. 17.

The first release candidate (rc1) was posted on Sept. 13. While this was considered to be nearly final and complete, the following minor issues were addressed before the second release candidate was published:

  • need more robust way for including fd-net-device module in LTE wscript (for FreeBSD)
  • formatting the new CoDel chapter in the model library documentation
  • add some documentation to the ns-3 tutorial regarding Simulator::Stop()
  • rescan bindings


ns-3.21 will be packaged as a source tarball as before: ns-allinone-3.21.tar.bz2.

The tarball will contain:

  • Latest version of pybindgen
  • Latest version of netanim
  • ns-3.21
  • bake

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

A patch from ns-3.20 to ns-3.21 will also be posted.

Release platforms

We usually try to keep pace with the latest popular versions of Linux, OS X, and FreeBSD. For the ns-3.21 release, we plan to support the following systems and compilers:

  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks with Xcode 5.1
  • Ubuntu 14.04 (gcc-4.8)
  • Fedora 20 (gcc-4.8)
  • Debian 7 (gcc-4.9)
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (gcc-4.4)
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (gcc-4.6)
  • Centos 6.4 (gcc-4.4)
  • FreeBSD 9.3 (clang 3.3)

New features

Pending new features:


Software maintenance issues

Bugs or issues in ns-3 core

Also Possible

Documentation improvements

  • improve documentation on linking ns-3 with other libraries (Tom Henderson)
    • Deferring to ns-3.22
  • Wifi documentation patch from Sebastien Deronne (Daniel L) merged
  • Fix tutorial first.cc and documentation to explicitly call out the need for StopApplication() (Tommaso and/or Tom) Merged (documentation only)