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FreeRTOS V10.3.1 Now Available and LTS Development Underway

We are excited to share the following updates with you:

FreeRTOS V10.3.1 is now available for immediate download. V10.3.1, among other things, enhances our memory protection unit (MPU) ports for both ARM v7-M and ARM v8-M cores, and extends RISC-V support to include a new IAR port. With this release, we are also officially switching from our long serving SourceForge SVN repository, to Git repositories hosted at https://github.com/FreeRTOS. The SVN repository has been mirrored in that Git repository for some time now and development done in Git will now be mirrored the other way – back to SVN. We hope the Git workflows will ease your interaction with FreeRTOS.

We also made recent improvements to the FreeRTOS.org website, including a website refresh to improve navigation. We added downloads that contain the FreeRTOS kernel and additional libraries, blogs, and hosted the FreeRTOS Community Forums directly on the FreeRTOS.org website. The forums are designed to help you quickly find support and take part in community-driven conversation. You will see additional website changes rolling out over the coming months.

Additionally we have released new libraries that are intended to help you tackle IoT use cases, from securely connecting devices to the cloud, to remotely updating devices already deployed in the field with over-the-air updates. The Libraries Category page describes how the libraries are grouped and selecting a group takes you to information on individual libaries. To help you quickly get started, we have added links to IoT reference integrations, which are pre-integrated FreeRTOS projects ported to microcontroller-based evaluation boards that demonstrate end to end connectivity to the cloud. The IoT Reference Integrations page provides both the projects and their documentation.

Lastly, we have started working on a long-term support (LTS) release. An LTS release is separately maintained from the continuously evolving open baseline and maintained for years after launch. You can follow our progress on the LTS page.

Thanks to all of our users for your support as we continue to enhance FreeRTOS.

About the author

Richard Barry founded the FreeRTOS project in 2003, spent more than a decade developing and promoting FreeRTOS through his company Real Time Engineers Ltd, and now continues his work on FreeRTOS within a larger team as a principal engineer at Amazon Web Services. Richard graduated with 1st Class Honors in Computing for Real Time Systems, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for his contributions to the development of embedded technology. Richard has also been directly involved in the startup of several companies, and authored several books.
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