Immediately, I’m significantly joyful to announce FreeRTOS Lengthy Time period Assist (LTS). FreeRTOS is an open supply, real-time working system for microcontrollers that makes small, low-power edge gadgets simple to program, deploy, safe, join, and handle. LTS releases supply a extra secure basis than customary releases as producers deploy and later replace gadgets within the area. As we now have deliberate, LTS is now included within the FreeRTOS kernel and a set of FreeRTOS libraries wanted for embedded and IoT purposes, and for securely connecting microcontroller-based (MCU) gadgets to the cloud.
Embedded builders at authentic gear producers (OEMs) and MCU distributors utilizing FreeRTOS to construct long-lived purposes on IoT gadgets now get the predictability and have stability of an LTS launch with out compromising entry to crucial safety updates. FreeRTOS 202012.00 LTS launch applies to the FreeRTOS kernel and IoT libraries — FreeRTOS+TCP, coreMQTT, coreHTTP, corePKCS11, coreJSON, and AWS IoT Machine Shadow.
We’ll present safety updates and demanding bug fixes for all these libraries not less than till December 31, 2022.
Advantages of FreeRTOS LTS
Embedded builders at OEMs who need to use FreeRTOS libraries for his or her long-lived purposes need to profit from safety updates and bug fixes within the newest FreeRTOS mainline releases. Mainline releases can introduce each new options and demanding fixes, which can enhance effort and time for customers to incorporate solely fixes.
An LTS launch supplies years of characteristic stability of included libraries. With an LTS launch, any replace won’t change public APIs, file construction, or construct processes that might require adjustments to your utility. Safety updates and demanding bug fixes might be backported not less than till Dec 31, 2022. LTS releases comprise updates that solely deal with crucial points together with safety vulnerabilities. Subsequently, the mixing of LTS releases is much less disruptive to prospects’ growth and integration efforts as they method and transfer into manufacturing. For MCU distributors, this implies decreased effort in integrating a secure code base and quicker time to market with distributors’ newest libraries.
Out there Now
The FreeRTOS 202012.00 LTS launch is offered now to obtain. To study extra, go to FreeRTOS LTS and the documentation. Please ship us suggestions on the Github repository and the discussion board of FreeRTOS.