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What Zephyr Project Members Had to Say about the new LTS release

By April 30, 2019 May 9th, 2019 No Comments

The Zephyr Project introduced Zephyr 1.14.0 LTS (long term support) a few weeks ago. The release marked an important technical milestone for the community and all of the Zephyr Project members. Here’s what some of our members had to say…

“A long-term stable release of Zephyr is a strong signal that the operating system has reached a high level of maturity and can be depended upon in even the most challenging of applications”, said Michael Gielda, VP Business Development for Antmicro. “We had been helping customers build real products with Zephyr using our open source Renode simulation and testing framework since the RTOS’ early days and can now even more confidently recommend this vendor-neutral and community-driven operating system platform.”

“With this key milestone, the Zephyr community has a strong foundation to build innovative IoT and embedded products, said George Grey, CEO of  Foundries.io. “Foundries.io is committed to support the LTS through the Zephyr microPlatformTM (ZmP) and will continue to align the secure, OTA updatable ZmP with the next generation of Zephyr Project features. This offers the Zephyr community the benefit of the LTS release, coupled with choice on supporting new features as they become available. We look forward to supporting our customers using Zephyr for a wide range of full stack applications, including those requiring BLE, OpenThread and LTE-M/NB-IoT cellular communications.”

“With the release of Zephyr 1.14 LTS, developers can focus on differentiation with the confidence that the software they are developing on always has the important fixes and latest security updates,” said Kumar Gala, Linaro IoT and Embedded Group (LITE) Technical Lead and Zephyr Project 1.14 LTS Release Manager. “Linaro is pleased to have helped drive the release which provides developers with a stable set of API for real world applications on constrained devices.”

“We are very excited to see that the Zephyr Project has gotten to the major milestone this LTS release is” said Paal Kastnes, Technical Marketing Manager with Nordic Semiconductor. “Having the long term support option is something which is very often requested by our customers. This is especially the case for segments where development runs over longer times or for products with long lifecycles. Having the opportunity to introduce minor patches without rebasing the entire firmware framework is a major advantage for these users.”

“As a founding member of the Zephyr Project, we are excited to support this latest release that brings new feature enablement and support to our expanding portfolio of i.MX RT crossover processors,” said Maureen Helm, NXP Microcontroller Software Architect and Zephyr Technical Steering Committee member. “The Zephyr 1.14 LTS release provides developers a well-tested, stable foundation for immediate project start and is based on a rich, open source microcontroller ecosystem that supports exciting new applications.”

Please see below for the more information about the Zephyr LTS:

Read the news release:  https://www.zephyrproject.org/the-zephyr-project-announces-major-technical-milestone-with-new-long-term-support-code-release/

Download it: https://github.com/zephyrproject-rtos/zephyr/tree/zephyr-v1.14.0

Check out the release notes: https://github.com/zephyrproject-rtos/zephyr/releases/tag/zephyr-v1.14.0

Share the benefits with your network: https://www.zephyrproject.org/learn-more-about-zephyr-1-14-0-lts/


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