2020 wpilib

Anyone know the planned release date of the 2020 WPILIB? Is it Jan 4, or will it be released earlier? THX

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Technically, WPILib 2020 is already publicly available for beta testing. However, you can’t use it without a private beta RoboRIO image.

Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait for Kickoff to get WPILib 2020 working.

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In a real robot. You can create robot code & run it on your desktop now - I have. There are some changes to the APIs that you may want to rewrite for and test out.

https://docs.wpilib.org/en/latest/docs/software/wpilib-overview/new-for-2020.html

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You can use some of the rewrite features on real robots right now using Oblarg’s jitpack fork: https://github.com/Oblarg/command-rewrite-jitpack

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Is there a way of spoofing the roborio to accept the newer version somehow, or is it just not possible? Also does the simulation gui work?

It is just not possible to deploy beta libraries to a 2019 image. You will have both symbol errors because the fpga namespace changes, and the compiler updated and broke compatibility.

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Unfortunate. Thanks for letting me know.