Just in time for those of you that might be getting an EV3 for Christmas…
This is a bug fix release. There are a couple of motor driver bug fixes. We have also changed the default configuration for the rtl8192cu driver so that it does not try to use power saving mode. This driver is used by many low-cost Wi-Fi dongles such as the Edimax EW-7811Un. Sometimes these devices would go to sleep and not want to wake up, which caused problems for many people.
We just released python-ev3dev v0.8.0, which includes a bunch of miscellaneous bug fixes and some new goodies to try out.
Hey look, we have a new release! It has been quite a while since our last release. We made some breaking changes to the motors back in April and it took quite a while to get some of the libraries back in a working state. In the mean time we changed our image building infrastructure to be based on docker, which makes the build process much better for the future, but had the side effect of introducing some new (and old) problems that had to be tracked down and fixed.
But now we feel like we have repaired most of the regressions and other problems caused by the changes and have something working well enough to call it an official release. Please let us know if you run into any problems.
There is nothing too exciting in this release. Most of the changes are for adding support for a new BeagleBone cape that is being developed.
This release includes one bug fix. Support for polling the
of the tacho motor class has been restored for EV3. (It is still broken for
BrickPi and PiStorms.)