Project Overview

GNU Radio is a free software development toolkit that provides the signal processing runtime and processing blocks to implement software radios using readily-available, low-cost external RF hardware and commodity processors. It is widely used in hobbyist, academic and commercial environments to support wireless communications research as well as to implement real-world radio systems.

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Friday
Nov152013

GNU Radio 3.7.2! New Logo! Anything else?!

New GNU Radio Logo

If you don't regularly visit gnuradio.org or this site, you might just now be noticing something new about things. Just yesterday, we updated our webpages and announced the new GNU Radio project's logo!

You can download the logo directly through the github page or using git itself. The README in this repo also explains the licesning and usage of the logo (tl;dr: please use it for any of your purpsoses but don't alter it). Here's my email to the GNU Radio community announcing it:

http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/discuss-gnuradio/2013-11/msg00223.html

I want to thank Johnathan Corgan, Ben Hilburn, Martin Braun, and John Malsbury for acting as steering commity to provide feedback for the different logo designs we received.

We used the website 99designs to host the design competition, and the process went smoothly with an easy-to-use website and responsive and helpful staff. We received in the end 419 submissions for designs from 98 designers, which was well more than we envisioned and made the selection incredibly difficult.

GNU Radio 3.7.2

Another exciting development in the GNU Radio project is that we recently relased version 3.7.2 of the software. Although it's a minor version number change, take a look at the release notes to see how much we actually put into this release. I'm personally excited about the new modifications to the gr-qtgui time sinks that display stream tags and triggering support. New features that I find myself not being able to do without once I started using them.

What else? Well, lots...

But I'll try to keep this short. We have tons going on in the GNU Radio ecosystem right now that's all really exciting. One thing is that I feel personally "caught up" with the code. We have a couple of big ticket items in the early stages of development and a handful of bugs that we still need to addres, but the core of the software is pretty solid for the time being. What this means is that it's now time to really work on the other aspects of the project. Mostly, this has to do with developing the GNU Radio Working Groups.

The WGs have already been an incredible gift to the project. We're seeing a great amount of participation and interest with these groups, and that doesn't look like it's going to stop. And we've already had significant contributions on the Community Development WG such as enhancements to GRC. And yesterday, we had a Google Hangout to discuss issues of improving the website, documentation, and FAQ pages to help new users get up to speed faster.

Thanks to everyone for participating and helping out!