Zephyr 2.6.0 released, merge window is now open.

Kumar Gala


We are pleased to announce the release of Zephyr RTOS version 2.6.0!

Major enhancements with this release include:

Major enhancements with this release include:
* Logging subsystem overhauled
* Added support for 64-bit ARCv3
* Split ARM32 and ARM64, ARM64 is now a top-level architecture
* Added initial support for Arm v8.1-m and Cortex-M55
* Removed legacy TCP stack support which was deprecated in 2.4
* Tracing subsystem overhaul including expansion for tracing points and added support
for Percepio Tracealyzer
* Device runtime power management (PM), former IDLE runtime, was completely overhauled.
* Added an example standalone Zephyr application in its own Git repository:

The detailed release notes can be found here:

The next release, v2.7.0, is scheduled for October 15th, 2021. We’ll select a release manager in the next few days. The merge window is now open!

Please remember for older PRs a rebase might be good to double check any new CI issues!!!

Thank you to everyone that contributed features, documentation, testing, infrastructure, and bug fixes!

- Kumar

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