[dpdk-announce] DPDK 18.08 released

Thomas Monjalon thomas at monjalon.net
Fri Aug 10 01:57:49 CEST 2018

A new major release is available:

It is a short release after the huge 18.05:
	898 patches from 124 authors
	1020 files changed, 72041 insertions(+), 27305 deletions(-)

Highlights for 18.08:
	- big work on vhost/virtio (in-order, packed ring, etc)
	- rework of softnic driver to use Packet Framework
	- Microsoft netvsc driver
	- Mellanox port representors
	- more rte_flow offloads with Chelsio and Mellanox
	- compress drivers (Intel QAT, Cavium OcteonTX and zlib)
	- improved power management example

More details in the release notes:

There are 40 new contributors (including authors, reviewers and testers).
Thanks to Agalya Babu RadhaKrishnan, Alex Kiselev, Ankur Dwivedi,
Arnon Warshavsky, Brendan Ryan, Chaitanya Babu Talluri, Changqing Wu,
Daria Kolistratova, Dmitry Eremin-Solenikov, Dmitry Vyukov,
Drocula Lambda, Emma Kenny, Haiyang Zhang, Haiyue Wang, Hari Kumar,
Herry Chen, Ido Goshen, Igor Romanov, Jason He, Kiran Kumar,
Krzysztof Kanas, Lijuan Tu, Meijuan Zhao, Naga Suresh Somarowthu,
Narender Vangati, Nithin Dabilpuram, Ola Liljedahl, Pallantla Poornima,
Peng He, Petr Houska, Rakesh Kudurumalla, Richard Walsh, Rob Miller,
Steve Capper, Takeshi Yoshimura, Umesh Kartha, Yaroslav Brustinov,
Yinan Wang, Yingya Han, Yuwei Zhang.

Below is the number of patches per company (with authors count):
    441   Intel (53)
     78   6WIND (5)
     68   Cavium (14)
     59   Mellanox (8)
     35   RedHat (5)
     33   Semihalf (3)
     31   NXP (6)
     28   Broadcom (6)
     26   Chelsio (2)
     22   Microsoft (2)
     21   Cisco (4)
     16   Solarflare (1)
     13   ARM (3)

Based on Reviewed-by and Acked-by tags, the top reviewers are:

     46   Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit at intel.com>
     41   Pablo de Lara <pablo.de.lara.guarch at intel.com>
     39   Yongseok Koh <yskoh at mellanox.com>
     28   Tiwei Bie <tiwei.bie at intel.com>
     27   Jerin Jacob <jerin.jacob at caviumnetworks.com>
     21   Akhil Goyal <akhil.goyal at nxp.com>
     20   Thomas Monjalon <thomas at monjalon.net>
     20   Qi Zhang <qi.z.zhang at intel.com>
     19   Shreyansh Jain <shreyansh.jain at nxp.com>
     18   Andrew Rybchenko <arybchenko at solarflare.com>
     18   Anatoly Burakov <anatoly.burakov at intel.com>
     17   Maxime Coquelin <maxime.coquelin at redhat.com>

The new features for 18.11 must be submitted before the event in Dublin,
in order to be reviewed and integrated during September.
The next version is a major target because it will be LTS,
i.e. recommended for system integration.
DPDK 18.11 is expected to be released at the beginning of November.

Thanks everyone

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