We are proud to announce the release of Gazebo 5.0.0. This is our first major release with C++11 support. All subsequent releases of Gazebo will use C++11. Developers who wish to compile Gazebo must have GCC version 4.8 or greater. In order to make the transition easy we will support Gazebo4 until Ubuntu Precise reaches end-of-life in April of 2017.
Gazebo5 ships with numerous bug fixes and new features, a few of which are listed above. Thank you to all the contributors who have helped improve Gazebo. We hope you enjoy this new release,
OSRF Development Team