On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 1:10 PM, Tim Niemueller <tim@niemueller.de> wrote:
On 11.11.2011 22:04, Nathan Grennan wrote:
>      I am interested in engaging others interested in building ROS
> packages for Fedora. I am a employee of Willow Garage. It is my opinion
> that ROS should be usable on something other than just Ubuntu. It is in
> everyone's interest.

Hi Nathan.

That would be a very welcome addition! We have looked into this a while
ago and the major hurdle at that time was the inability to build ROS
according to the Fedora packaging guidelines. For example, the Ubuntu
packages just install everything to /opt/ros if I'm not mistaken. This
would not be allowed for Fedora. Packages must properly integrate with
the standard filesystem structure.

However, it might be an option to create a third-party repository hosted
at Willow Garage that interested users can use until ROS can be properly
installed eventually.

What are your plans, are you aiming for Fedora mainline inclusion, or
having a set of packages hosted at WG? I'll happily discuss any plans
and help bringing this forward.

Count me in as well, it would be great to get ROS packages working with Fedora. I'm happy to help create and review packages.  Please let us know more about how you were thinking about tackling the problem so we can all coordinate our efforts (preferably via this mailing list.)