[Ns-developers] New ns-3 Stable Release Posted (ns-3.2)
craigdo at ee.washington.edu
Mon Sep 22 12:51:56 PDT 2008
I am happy to announce that the latest stable release of ns-3 (ns-3.2) is
immediately available at the below location:
Please see this "getting started" page if you are new to ns-3:
Selected items from the RELEASE_NOTES file in the distribution ...
ns-3 is regularly tested on the following platforms:
- linux x86 gcc 4.2, 4.1, and, 3.4.6.
- linux x86_64 gcc 4.1.3, 4.2.1, 3.4.6
- MacOS X ppc and x86
- cygwin gcc 3.4.4 (debug only)
ns-3 is known to fail on the following platforms:
- gcc 3.3 and earlier
- optimized builds on gcc 3.4.4 and 3.4.5
- optimized builds on linux x86 gcc 4.0.x
- optimized builds on Ubuntu 8.10 alpha 5 x86 gcc 4.3.2
New user-visible features
a) Learning bridge (IEEE 802.1D)
It is now possible to bridge together multiple layer 2 devices to
create larger layer 2 networks. The Wifi and Csma models support
this new mode of operation. (contributed by Gustavo Carneiro)
b) Python bindings
It is now possible to write simulation scripts in python using our
python bindings (contributed by Gustavo Carneiro).
c) Real-time simulator
It is now possible to run simulations synchronized on the real-world
wall-clock time (contributed by Craig Dowell).
d) Network Simulation Cradle
It is now possible to use the Network Simulation Cradle
(http://www.wand.net.nz/~stj2/nsc/) in ns-3 and run simulations
using various versions of kernel TCP network stacks. (contributed
by Florian Westphal as part of his Google Summer of Code work)
e) A statistics framework
Joseph Kopena contributed a statistics framework which can be used
keep track of simulation data in persistent storage across multiple
runs (database and ascii file backends are available).
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