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Release Candidate - 16.09 RC1 Now available for testing
« on: September 07, 2016, 09:13:29 pm »
After almost a year adding features and fixing bugs, the LibrePilot team is very pleased to make 16.09 RC1 available to you. Some things still need to be fixed but it’s ready for widespread testing.

A release candidate (RC) is a beta version with potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge.

Known issues:
  • [LP-289] - pid control ne and down have nan dz if kp is zero
  • [LP-303] - GCS menus broken when in full screen mode
  • [LP-397] - ModelView misbehaving on MacOSX

Issues in progress:
  • [LP-245] - GCS unsaved data prompt when nothing changed
  • [LP-333] - Sparky2 I2CPort needs GPIO_PuPd_UP instead of NOPULL
The full list of bug fixes and enhancements in this release is available at https://librepilot.atlassian.net/issues/?filter=10500

16.09 RC1 Installers are available at
https://librepilot.atlassian.net/wiki/display/LPDOC/16.09+RC+Downloads

You need to “Upgrade&Erase” the board first - many UAVO have changed since release 15.09, and failure to follow this step will lead to problems!
Local templates (Tools->Export/Import Vehicle Template) can be used to backup important settings before you upgrade GCS and restore them after the upgrade.

Please report any issues first in this thread in this forum including detailed steps to reproduce the problem.
Make sure you keep safety at the forefront at all times: this is a release candidate that need testing, not a final release.

New Hardware support:
  • Sparky2 board
  • Auxiliary Magnetometer: I2C and Naza GPS
  • Revo FlexiIO port usage e.g. PPM+GPS

New input modes:
  • Jeti Ex.Bus
  • Graupner Hott
  • FlySky IBus
  • PPM up to 16 channels
  • OpenLRS support for Revolution using internal radio module (no external receiver)
New telemetry protocols:
  • MSP, MAVLink. OSD devices that use those protocols may now be connected directly (e.g.: minimosd with MWOSD).

New Flight oriented features:
  • AlwaysStabilizeWhenArmed (Airmode) using switch
  • Oneshot42/Multishot
  • Measurement based D term gives smoother flight
  • SuperExpo, you may need half expo value compared to rel15.09
  • Camera tilt compensation
  • Lower CPU load for CC3D
  • Autotune is back
GCS improvements:
  • PFD with terrain / OsgEarth improvements
  • Failsafe settings using GUI
  • Vehicle and Transmitter wizard improvements

« Last Edit: September 07, 2016, 09:22:29 pm by hwh »

paulj

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Re: Release Candidate - 16.09 RC1 Now available for testing
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2016, 09:14:05 pm »
Reserved for further information!

Re: Release Candidate - 16.09 RC1 Now available for testing
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2016, 11:35:51 pm »
So its safe to assume that 16.09 is stable and ready to use, or will there be a full release of 16.09 when all bug fixes are in place?

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Re: Release Candidate - 16.09 RC1 Now available for testing
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2016, 11:58:16 pm »
Hundreds of people have been running next for the last four or five months because it includes external mag support and DJI Naza GPS support.  RC1 is a feature frozen  (no new features to be added) version of next.  Depending on feedback we receive from users of RC1 there will probably be one or two more RCx versions tweaking things before the final "release" version of 16.09 is finalized.

There are no known problems that would stop someone from running RC1.


Re: Release Candidate - 16.09 RC1 Now available for testing
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2016, 09:52:16 am »
The Autotune future is where? I dont found ..  :-\

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Re: Release Candidate - 16.09 RC1 Now available for testing
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2016, 10:14:58 am »
The Autotune future is where? I dont found ..  :-\
You have no gui to set parameters at the moment.
You can find all parameters in System > Settings > SystemIdentSettings.
To enable Autotune you simply have to enable it in one of the Flight Mode Switch Positions.
Better to have at least three flight mode position, example, mode1 to take off, mode2 to enable autotune in-flight, mode3 where the autotune PIDs were stored.
Detailed instruction here: https://librepilot.atlassian.net/wiki/display/LPDOC/AutoTune

Re: Release Candidate - 16.09 RC1 Now available for testing
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2016, 10:22:41 am »
ok thank you. I thought there is a Gui Button like dRonin.

liftbag

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Re: Release Candidate - 16.09 RC1 Now available for testing
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2016, 10:28:03 am »
ok thank you. I thought there is a Gui Button like dRonin.
I think we will before the final release.

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Re: Release Candidate - 16.09 RC1 Now available for testing
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2016, 10:34:54 am »
ok thank you. I thought there is a Gui Button like dRonin.
There will be, as you can see here: https://librepilot.atlassian.net/browse/LP-399

(All Open issues with 16.09RC1 can be seen here: http://goo.gl/23ygno)
« Last Edit: September 08, 2016, 10:43:58 am by @marc »

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Re: Release Candidate - 16.09 RC1 Now available for testing
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2016, 05:40:29 pm »
My PFD screen is blank, in 15.09 it was ok. Can you fix that?

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Re: Release Candidate - 16.09 RC1 Now available for testing
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2016, 05:55:49 pm »
Try to start with a "clean configuration":

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Re: Release Candidate - 16.09 RC1 Now available for testing
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2016, 07:25:50 pm »
Will my PIDs from old Libre Version work with the new one ?

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Re: Release Candidate - 16.09 RC1 Now available for testing
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2016, 07:49:02 pm »
Will my PIDs from old Libre Version work with the new one ?
Yes, they work. Maybe smoother with the new derivative.

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Re: Release Candidate - 16.09 RC1 Now available for testing
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2016, 10:43:24 am »
Try to start with a "clean configuration":

Great, thank you.

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New status LED sequence ?
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2016, 03:08:56 pm »
Hi,
I am a convinced user of the status LEDs, very helpful for a good flight preparation.

However with the recent release I see new white color, which did not exist in the old versions.
In case there is a new status LED sequence, where may I find it ?

Thanks for your help  :)
Jean