We are proud to announce the release of Gazebo 11. This version of Gazebo has long term support with an end-of-life on January 29, 2025.
We've also released new minor versions for Gazebo 9 and 10:
The first stable release of Gazebo came out on October 2012. Now, almost 8 years and 10 major releases later, Gazebo 11 marks the end of major releases from the osrf/gazebo codebase. All released versions will be supported until their end of life, receiving backwards-compatible features and bug fixes.
We'd like to thank external developers who have contributed to Gazebo over the past year:
Moving forward, the simulation team at Open Robotics will be focusing on the development of the Ignition simulation framework.
Not all features available on Gazebo 11 have been ported to Ignition yet. Likewise, Ignition offers new features which are not available on Gazebo 11. You can see the feature comparison between Ignition Citadel and Gazebo 11 here.
Both Gazebo and Ignition use SDFormat as the world description format. Therefore, worlds and models that work on Gazebo can be easily ported to Ignition.
Ignition Gazebo supports different plugin types from Gazebo-classic. Check out this tutorial for a review of plugin types and an example on how to port a plugin from Gazebo.
Improved migration guides and APIs to help the transition from Gazebo to Ignition will be coming up over the next few months.
Gazebo Development Team