On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 10:00 AM, Tom Callaway <tcallawa@redhat.com> wrote:
On 09/17/2012 09:33 AM, Rich Mattes wrote:
> In the meantime, I will submit rosinstall, rosdep, and rospkg for review
> sometime this week since they're straightforward python packages which
> are required by the upstream source installation directions (I've
> already got vcstools reviewed and in Fedora).

I agree with all of your points, let me know how I can help. (I got
buried with other tasks too, but I kept meaning to get back to working
on ROS.)

I should stop estimating timeframes for things, real life is way too unpredictible.

I submitted rosdep, rospkg, rosinstall, and ros-release for review.  Ankur has handled reviewing rosinstall and rospkg.  rosdep and ros-release are still in progress.

My next step is going to be creating a python-catkin package, since it looks like catkin is more or less a standalone python package that doesn't really rely on ROS (just a folder from ros-release.)  From there, I'll start fixing up and posting the ros-fuerte packages I am working on at [1].

Once some of the std_msgs and similar pacakges are in, I can patch PCL to build against them and we'll have ended the PCL standalone nightmare by growing a dependency on ROS.

My plan is to stick with Fuerte for f18 and put Groovy in f19 (maybe even as a feature), but we can re-evaluate that as time goes on.

I also have a gazebo package for the latest release (1.2.5), I'll update the review request[2] and submit packages for the new dependencies it's grown since 1.0.1.  Unfortunately, Gazebo doesn't seem to render anything properly on my machine using nouveau or nvidia drivers.  Still getting to the bottom of that one I'm afraid...there's an upstream bug report[3].

Hopefully I can get some of this done tonight before this hurricane destroys the world...


[1] http://rmattes.fedorapeople.org/rospackages/
[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=825409
[3] https://bitbucket.org/osrf/gazebo/issue/143/rendering-issues-blank-world-and-missing