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		ns-3 RELEASE NOTES
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This file contains ns-3 release notes (most recent releases first).
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Release 3.0.9 (2007/12/15)
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   - A new contrib directory with helper classes: 
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     EventGarbageCollector, Gnuplot
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   - Tracing support for Applications
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   - A 802.11 model ported from Yans. This model supports:
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       * a rather extensive PHY model
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       * log-distance and friis propagation model
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       * a simple set of rate control algorithms (ARF, Ideal, 
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         AARF, constant-rate)
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       * adhoc and infrastructure mode (beacon+assoc)
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   - many bugs fixed
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Release 3.0.8 (2007/11/15)
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   - A simple error model
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   - Source files for ns-3 tutorial
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  - OLSR routing protocol
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  - A timer class
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  - Additional mobility models (random waypoint, random 2D walk)
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  - A mobility visualization tool 
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  - Static multicast IPv4 routing
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  - Logging overhaul (NS_LOG macros)
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  - Refactoring of tracing subsystem
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  - Tutorial document started
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  - Refactoring to support win32-based unix environments (Cygwin, mingw)
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  - "Packet socket" for allowing applications to access NetDevices directly
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  - Generalized, polymorphic Address class
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  - Add CSMA NetDevice model (from Emmanuelle Laprise)
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  - Modularize IPv4 routing support (from Gustavo Carneiro)
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  - Add mobility framework and basic mobility models 
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  - Global unicast centralized routing 
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  - Enable waf as the default build system.
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  - Per-packet metadata:  a system to track which headers and trailers 
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    are added to a packet
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  - Simplifications to point-to-point devices and channel
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Release 3.0.3 (2007/06/15)
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  - Enable Waf for release tarballs: users can now build ns-3
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    with the "waf" tool. See doc/build-waf.txt.
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  - Add support for variable time precision: it is now possible
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    to run a simulation with an accuracy which is higher or lower
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    than a nanosecond: seconds, milliseconds, microseconds, 
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    femtoseconds and picoseconds are supported.
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  - Optimize and rework the COM framework, solidify the component 
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    manager
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  - Many small API cleanups
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Release 3.0.2 (2007/05/18)
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  - Implement a new memory management infrastructure based
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    on reference counting and smart pointers (the latter being
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    optional)
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  - Implement a COM-like framework with support for QueryInterface
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    to provide object extensibility
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  - Add support for a BSD-style socket API for user applications
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Release 3.0.1 (2007/03/31)
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  - First public release; not yet pre-alpha.
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  - Simple UDP-based simulation script (examples/simple-p2p.cc)