we are happy to announce the 17th official release of RIOT:
----------------------- * RIOT 2018.10 * -----------------------
The 2018.10 release includes new features, like CoAP Resource Directory and Block2, ESP32 support, rework of I2C interface, EEPROM registry, Full and Minimal Thread Devices support in OpenThread and compliance of LoRaWAN 1.0.2 (ABP counters stored in EEPROM). Several boards were introduced.
During the last release the board documentation was migrated from the wiki to the RIOT API documentation  to improve the maintenance of these entries and provide a better user experience when browsing the documentation. There were also some efforts in grouping some modules to make them easier to access in the documentation.
There were also some efforts on refactoring, test improvements and bug fixes.
About 392 pull requests with about 914 commits have been merged since the last release and about 20 issues have been solved. 57 people contributed with code in 100 days. Approximately 2184 files have been touched with 211964 insertions and 34806 deletions.
You can download the RIOT release from Github by cloning the repository and checkout the release tag  or by downloading the tarball , and look up the release notes for further details .
Many thanks to all of you contributing in so many different ways to make RIOT worthwhile!
Best Regards, José - @jia200x