On 11/25/21 01:32, Rich Mattes wrote:
On 11/22/21 1:14 PM, Matthew Miller wrote:
> Hi, possible Robotics SIG folks!
> I know a lot of the base packages in
are 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/
> wonder if any of the folks here (if anyone is still around) has any
> 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
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.
I'd definitely be interested in packaging ROS2 and/or getting the ROS
packages into Fedora proper. Working with upstream sounds like a
reasonable approach :) There's been also some discussion with upstream a
Somewhat unsurprisingly, they have a slightly different perspective on
things. They come from ROS and want to make their build tools somehow
independent of the distro. We as Fedora packagers on the other hand have
a specific distro in mind and want to make the build process independent
of the software we are building, so that's definitely a mismatch :)
Which is probably why the discussion did not lead to any results. But
back then, they said they do not plan to build for Fedora or RHEL,
apparently they have changed their minds. I haven't looked into the ROS
RPMs they are providing. Has anyone used them?