2022 Beta Testing | FIRST





As all of you begin gearing up for the 2022 season, the Management System Crew is gearing up too! With the brand new REV Robotics management system gadgets and the roboRIO 2.0 each debuting this season, WPILib may have just a few extra breaking adjustments than a typical season. A few of these adjustments could also be as a result of new gadgets, whereas some could also be adjustments that we’ve got needed to make for some time and held off to maintain code appropriate. Earlier than anyone will get too apprehensive, the general scope of those adjustments continues to be fairly small; it most likely gained’t take most groups greater than a gathering or two to replace previous code, particularly with the assistance of the Changelog documentation that can be obtainable.

Given this bigger set of breaking adjustments, and to permit groups to experiment with the brand new {hardware} as quickly as it’s obtainable (assuming groups buy their very own {hardware}), we’re going to do beta testing a bit of bit completely different this 12 months. In contrast to earlier years, the place we capped the variety of groups taking part within the check, this 12 months we’ll enable an infinite variety of groups to take part. Groups will nonetheless have to finish an software and designate a small variety of people to entry the location the place the beta software program goes to be hosted, however any group that submits a whole, cheap software can be accepted. Much like testing in earlier seasons, there can be an inventory of testing duties and we strongly encourage groups to finish, and supply suggestions on, these duties with a purpose to assist us be sure that the software program is properly examined previous to the season. Suggestions should be submitted by early December for inclusion within the Kickoff launch, however groups could proceed testing till Kickoff.

The primary launch of Beta software program is anticipated to be obtainable across the first or second week of October. Groups finishing the appliance previous to October 4th ought to anticipate to obtain additional details about accessing the beta website on or earlier than October eighth. Functions accomplished after October 4th can be processed 1-2 instances per week. The applying course of will shut on December seventeenth to permit us to concentrate on making ready for the season.