The OMNeT++ source code repository is now available on GitHub as omnetpp/omnetpp. This allows anyone to browse the development history, and follow the development of new versions as it takes place. Making the repository open has been a long-standing wish of several community members, and we hope that it will be beneficial for all parties involved.
We also switched to using the GitHub’s issue tracker for OMNeT++-related issues. The contents of the existing Mantis-based issue tracker has been migrated to GitHub. The old issue tracker is still online, but runs in read-only mode. Unfortunately, reporter/commenter names could not be migrated, so if you’ve been watching an issue, you’ll need to manually subscribe to notifications of the corresponding issue on GitHub.
Welcome to our new website! We have decided to re-create the OMNeT++ website with a different technology, to improve its speed and usability. The new website is statically generated and hosted on GitHub, which will considerably improve its speed. Additionally, the download files are no longer hosted on the website directly, but instead they are available on IPFS (Interplanetary File System). We still provide an HTTP gateway for the file downloads, to make it easy to download the files using only a browser. The switch to IPFS also allowed us to remove the captcha requirement, making it possible to perform downloads using command line tools like wget.
We are happy to announce the release of OMNeT++ 5.4.1. This release contains last-minute features and improvements, mostly motivated by the upcoming INET 4 release. Highlights are the typename and exists() operators in NED; nan and inf keywords in NED; support for logarithmic units like dB, dBW, dBm, dBV, dBmV. Qtenv has also gained much more powerful just-in-time debugging capabilities than before.
Highlights of this release are an improved message compiler (required for INET 4), much improved histogram support, a more powerful cMessagePrinter API and its implementation in Qtenv, and better support for smooth animation in Qtenv.
The 5th OMNeT++ Community Summit (OMNeT++ 2018) will be held at the University of Pisa in Italy from Wednesday to Friday, September 5-7, 2018. The OMNeT++ Summit is an open meeting with time and space for tutorials, discussions, coding sessions as well as presentations on recent developments and novel ideas in the broad area of modeling and simulation, with a focus on the OMNeT++ simulation framework. The summit unites users, developers, and researchers to discuss applications, developments, and ideas on the topics of integrating simulation models, coupling different simulation tools and providing more accurate and more efficient modeling approaches and simulation models. Paper submission deadline: June 22, 2018 (CfP)
For the first time in the history of OMNeT++-related events, the summit will host a hackathon that gives developers of simulation models and simulation frameworks the chance to consult and team-up with the OMNeT++ core developer team and fellow framework developers, in order to improve the quality and interoperability of simulation models and frameworks. Participants and topics will be selected based on prior written project proposals. Exemplary topics can be found on the summit web site.