we are happy to announce the ninth official release of the RIOT:
------------------------------- * RIOT 2016.10 * -------------------------------
This release provides a lot of new features as well as it fixes several major bugs. Among these new features are the new simplified network socket API called sock, the GNRC specific CoAP implementation gcoap and several new packages: TinyDTLS, the Aversive++ microcontroller library for robotics, the u8g2 graphic library, and nanocoap. Using the new sock API an implementation of the Simple Time Network Protocol (SNTP) was also introduced, allowing for time synchronization between nodes. New platforms include the Arduino Uno, the Arduino Duemilanove, the Arduino Zero, SODAQ Autonomo, and the Zolertia remote (rev. B). The most significant bug fix was done in native which led to a significantly more robust handling of ISRs and now allows for at least 1,000 native instances running stably on one machine.
About 263 pull requests with about 398 commits have been merged since the last release and about 42 issues have been solved. 37 people contributed with code in 100 days. 1006 files have been touched with 166500 insertions and 26926 deletions.
You can download the RIOT release from Github by cloning the repository  or by downloading the tarball , and look up the release notes for further details .
Thanks everyone for your contributions, discussions, testing efforts, and keep RIOTing!
Kind regards and wishing you a great weekend, Martine
 https://github.com/RIOT-OS/RIOT/releases/tag/2016.10  https://github.com/RIOT-OS/RIOT/archive/2016.10.tar.gz  https://github.com/RIOT-OS/RIOT/blob/master/release-notes.txt