I haven't contributed to this SIG, but I have watched it for a while as I use Fedora on my main machine, but I use Ubuntu/ROS with my research.  In general it's hard to get groups of any kind of people to switch from Ubuntu to Fedora for ROS when there is a lot of additional setup and compilation.  Containers are a great way to introduce and show people what could be possible with Fedora.  Our robotics development environment is now completely embedded inside of a docker image.  This is great because we have a very complicated setup that takes time to install on individual developer machines.  It's also used for all of our CI-CD.  Also because everything is in a docker image I can run the docker image of Ubuntu+ROS on my fedora machine (including all GUI packages and hardware acceleration for our simulations).  It's even possible to run it on Windows now.  If there was a docker image of fedora+ROS I could relatively easily try to get our software framework running natively in Fedora.  I think it would also encourage more people to try out the spin.


On Wed, 24 Nov 2021 at 10:41, Hedayat Vatankhah <hedayatv@gmail.com> wrote:

On ۱۴۰۰/۹/۱ ۹:۴۴ بعدازظهر, Matthew Miller wrote:
Hi, possible Robotics SIG folks!

I know a lot of the base packages in https://labs.fedoraproject.org/en/robotics/ are still being maintained and updated, but I'm curious about the future of the Suite itself.

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 also think Robotics Suite makes sense as a spin rather than set of containers (specially since we have GUI packages too, which can't be ordinary containers); but I also agree that it might not get used & tested much.



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