Release Notes

NFD version 22.12

Release date: December 31, 2022

Important changes and new features

  • NFD now uses the C++17 standard to build

  • The minimum build requirements have been increased as follows:

    • Either GCC >= 7.4.0 or Clang >= 6.0 is required on Linux

    • On macOS, Xcode 11.3 or later is recommended; older versions may still work but are not officially supported

    • Boost >= 1.65.1 and ndn-cxx >= 0.8.1 are required on all platforms

    • Sphinx 4.0 or later is required to build the documentation

  • CentOS Stream 9 is now officially supported; CentOS 8 has been dropped (issue #5181)

  • macOS 12 (Monterey) and 13 (Ventura) running on arm64 are now officially supported (issue #5135)

  • The ASF, BestRoute, and Multicast strategies gained support for fine-grained configuration of the retransmission suppression parameters (issue #4924)

Improvements and bug fixes

  • Prevent Ethernet faces from hanging NFD when a network interface goes down

  • Refactor the EndpointId implementation using std::variant (issue #5041)

  • Better support for the new signed Interest format in management

  • Extend and optimize the use of precompiled headers (issue #5212)

  • Stop using the gold linker on Linux; prefer instead linking with lld if installed

  • Update waf build system to version 2.0.24

  • Various documentation improvements