On 11/22/21 1:14 PM, Matthew Miller wrote:
Hi, possible Robotics SIG folks!
I know a lot of the base packages in https://labs.fedoraproject.org/en/robotics/
still being maintained and updated, but I'm curious about the future of the Suite
I've gotten some pings recently about ROS (https://www.ros.org/
), and wonder if any
of the folks here (if anyone is still around) has any interest.
I'm also curious if Robotics Suite still makes sense as a spin, or if might be better
as a set of containers and use case for Fedora IoT.
If anyone's still around, I'd love your thoughts!
I've been keeping the spin alive in the hopes that it's useful to
someone, but I haven't put a lot of time into improving/maintaining it
lately. Partly because somewhere along the line the tools to build
images changed and I haven't been able to build or test anything outside
of koji for a long time, and partly because I don't have a lot of free
time to take care of it in addition to my packages. If someone has a
better idea for how to distribute the robotics-related packages, and has
time to do the work, that's great. I don't think IoT is a particularly
good match - the spin is more focused on providing a development
environment and not an embedded/deployable image.
A lot of us are interested in packaging ROS for Fedora. In fact, one of
the early efforts of this SIG was to get some of the core ROS packages
into Fedora proper a long time ago, but we didn't have enough effort
to follow through and the project has long since been abandoned. Till
has been vastly more successful with his copr packaging tools.
Open Robotics is starting to build ROS 2 packages for RHEL8, maybe
there's a path to working with upstream to support fedora as part of
their process? I'm certainly willing to discuss a path forward for
making ROS easier to use on Fedora as well.