ROS Kinetic Kame Released

Happy World Turtle Day!

I am pleased to announce that the 10th ROS distribution, Kinetic Kame, is now available on Ubuntu Xenial 16.04, Ubuntu Wily 15.10, and Debian Jessie. Packages for 32-bit ARM (armhf) are available on Xenial, and 64-bit ARM (aarch64) is supported on Debian Jessie.

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To install ROS Kinetic, refer to the Installation page on the Wiki:
Check out the Migration guide for a changelog of new features and API changes:

http://wiki.ros.org/kinetic/Migration

524 packages in the ROS ecosystem are in the initial release of Kinetic, compared to 2149 currently in Indigo and 1016 in Jade. You can see the released packages on the status page for Kinetic:

http://repositories.ros.org/status_page/ros_kinetic_default.html

And you can compare the versions of packages in Indigo, Jade, and Kinetic here (thanks William for making changes to the new compare pages):

http://repositories.ros.org/status_page/compare_indigo_jade_kinetic.html

If there's a package missing in Kinetic that you'd like to see released, contact the maintainers to let them know. Even though we've made the initial Kinetic release, it's never too late to add packages to Kinetic (or Jade or Indigo) for upcoming syncs.

Kinetic T-shirts (and hoodies) should come through in the mail this week.

We'd also like to announce the name of the next ROS distribution, which you can look forward to downloading a year from now: Lunar Loggerhead!

Thank you to all of the maintainers and contributors who helped make this release possible. We couldn't do this without you.

- Jackie and the ROS Team

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Turtle_Day

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