Drake v1.7.0

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  • This release repairs support fmt v9 on macOS homebrew.
  • As a reminder, as of v1.6.0 Drake now supports Ubuntu 22.04 (“Jammy Jellyfish”) for stable releases via the tar.gz binaries and Docker Hub.
    • We anticipate adding pip and apt support in a future release.

Breaking changes since v1.6.0

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Refer to our Drake Stability Guidelines for our policy on API changes.

Changes since v1.6.0

Dynamical Systems

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Mathematical Program

New features

  • Add some HPolyhedron utility methods (#17066)


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Multibody Dynamics and Geometry

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Tutorials and examples

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Miscellaneous features and fixes

  • Rename model directives files to .dmd.yaml extension (#17733)

pydrake bindings

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Build system

Build dependencies

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Newly-deprecated APIs

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Removal of deprecated items

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This release provides pre-compiled binaries named drake-20220822-{focal|mac}.tar.gz. See Stable Releases for instructions on how to use them.

Drake binary releases incorporate a pre-compiled version of SNOPT as part of the Mathematical Program toolbox. Thanks to Philip E. Gill and Elizabeth Wong for their kind support.