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NEPI Engine – Version Release Notes

Version #: 2.0.3

Issued: Sept 7th, 2023

NEPI SDK Updates

SYSTEM:
  1. WiFi: Allow setting access point SSID/Passphrase via ROS interface
  2. WiFi: Added WiFi client support
NAVPOSE:
  1. NavPoseMgr: Major rewrite to correct longstanding bugs and inconsistencies
  2. GPSD_ROS_Client: Update for new NavPoseMgr API
CONNECT:
  1. NEPI_Link_ROS_Bridge: Make public SSH key available over ROS API
  2. NEPI_LINK_ROS_Bridge: Update for new NavPoseMgr API

NEPI Hardware Drivers

  1. New Pan/Tilt NEPI abstracted driver class (PTX)
  2. IQR Pan/Tilt PTX ROS node and new IQR PTX NEPI driver
  3. Add Mavlink ROS node

NEPI RUI Updates

  1. Reorganized top menu: Connect–>Apps subitem, new Controls menu with PTX sub-items
  2. ADMIN Page: Added WiFi client and Access Point setup
  3. NAVPOSE Page: Completely restructured to support new backend
  4. CONNECT Page: Added option to show public SSH key
  5. PAN/TILT Page: New pan/tilt control and status page

Version #: 2.0.4

Issued: Oct 11th, 2023

NEPI SDK Updates

SYSTEM:
  1. Improved ownership and permissions settings for user partition
  2. ROS node user-modified config files now reside in user partition
  3. ROS node user and select system config files can be restored from user partition

NEPI Hardware Drivers

  1. General fixes for V4L2 camera drivers
  2. Auto-start IQR Pan/Tilt ROS node when hardware is detected (plug-and-play)
  3. IDX Node: Allow configurable ignored L4V2 devices (default list includes Zed2, Zed-M, and some RB5 built-ins)

NEPI RUI Updates

  1. Avoid showing developer license warning on page refresh and dropped connection
  2. CONNECT Page: Updated text labels and text field behaviors
  3. ADMIN Page: Added a User Restore (Advanced Setting) button to support post-sw-update settings restoration
  4. PAN/TILT Page: Look and feel updates

Version #: 2.1.0

Issued: Nov 25th, 2023

NEPI SDK Updates

SYSTEM:
  1. General: Port all to Python 3 (ROS Noetic) for Ubuntu 20.04 switch
  2. Time Sync Mgr: Properly report when NTP is synchronized
  3. Network Mgr: Check for internet connectivity and report
  4. Autolauncher: Allow absolute paths for configured auto-launched node config files
  5. AUTOMATION:
  6. Automation Mgr: Sort scripts alphabetically in query responses
  7. Automation Mgr: Improve ability to stop/kill running scripts
  8. Automation Mgr: Log all script console output to files
CONNECT:
  1. NEPI Connect Bridge: Available LB data sources no longer static

NEPI Hardware Drivers

  1. Autolauncher: Ardupilot default config for mavros node

NEPI RUI Updates

  1. General: Larger panel for menu subitems
  2. General: Port to Python 3 and Ubuntu 20.04
  3. Automation Tab: Automation scripts now listed alphabetically
  4. Automation Tab: Display script log size as part of status
  5. AU Tab: Always show the image corresponding to classifier state
  6. Dashboard Tab: Use NTP sync status directly to determine NTP status color
  7. (New) Imagery Tab: New dedicated multi-image viewer page
  8. Imagery Tab: Single snapshot button on Imagery page instead of per-image
  9. Sequencer Tab: Move page to Applications submenu
  10. Admin Tab: Obscure WiFi client passwords
  11. Admin Tab: Indicate when system has internet connection
  12. Connect Tab: Improved page responsiveness
  13. IDX Sensor Tab: Renamed Imaging and allows selecting any image under IDX sensor namespace

Version #: 2.1.1

Issued: Nov 29th, 2023

NEPI SDK Updates

SYSTEM:
  1. Fixed a runaway log message (suppress socat output)
  2. Make change_identity.py script non-interactive for scriptability
  3. Updates to move to Ubuntu 20.04 for NEPI rootfs
  4. nepi_edge_sdk_link ported to Python 3
  5. Updates to move to Ubuntu 20.04 for NEPI rootfs

NEPI Hardware Drivers

  1. None

NEPI RUI Updates

  1. None


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