In a release early and often fashion, 0.13 has been released just 2 months
and 4 days after releasing the 0.12 final release and just 6 days after the
There have been 3 major focuses for this version:
1 - Support for the W3C automotive business group vehicle and data specs
2 - Documentation improvements
3 - Tool improvements.
AMB support for the W3C auto-bg vehicle and data specs started in 0.12.
0.13 has additional API support: set(), availability() as well as data
type support for the data spec. Another related change is that the
crosswalk plugin has moved into the AMB source tree (see xwalk/).
I hope to do a blog sometime in the future about testing and developing
with the vehicle web API. Stay tuned!
Documentation has also greatly improved. We've added bluemonkey docs,
documented the websocket protocol, and enhanced the library and DBus
documentation. Check out the new docs here:
AMB 0.13 adds a new tool for amb testing and development: ambctl. This
tool replaces amb-get, amb-set, amb-listen, and amb-get-history.
Blog about this new tool here:
For a more comprehensive list of AMB changes, check out the release notes:
0.14 already has some pretty cool features: more ambctl and documentation
improvements, better plugin handling (plugins.d support), xwalk vehicle
extension now supports all data that AMB does, and new DBus export
 - Support for all non-controversial data elements. What is supported
is documented in the AMB DBus docs.