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This page summarizes the ongoing release planning for ns-3.17. The ns-3 release process is listed here and here.

The release managers are Tom Henderson and Brian Swenson. Hajime Tazaki will manage release issues for Direct Code Execution.

Release schedule

ns-3.17 was released on 14 May 2013 after four release candidates were published.

Proposed supported platforms

Our primary platforms for this release are planned to be:

  • Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04 (32/64 bit systems)
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 10.04 LTS (64 bit)
  • Fedora 17 and 18 (32/64 bit systems)
  • Mac OS 10.8 (64 bit)
  • FreeBSD 8.2, 9.1 (64 bit)

The following also are planned to be lightly tested:

  • Cygwin (for Windows 7)
  • Mac OS X 10.7 (64 bit)
  • Linux on PowerPC hardware
  • Debian 6.0 and 7.0 (64-bit)
  • Linux Mint
  • CentOS


ns-3.17 will be packaged as a source tarball as before: ns-allinone-3.17.tar.bz2.

The main difference is that the bake build system is planned to be added, to support inclusion of Direct Code Execution project.

new feature reviews

The following code is likely to be merged provided that final integration issues (documentation, testing, examples) are resolved:

The following code is not currently on the merge path for ns-3.17:

Bugs being worked

We will use bugzilla to track bug priorities (esp. P1 blocker bugs) for the release.

Current blockers:


Will update if fixes arrive for these P2 critical (non-blocker) bugs:

  • bug 1622 (apiscan)
  • bug 1530 (apiscan)

Bugs in ns-3 models

No longer being worked for this release.

Open bugs were worked on a best-effort basis.