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winros: can't find tf/tfMessage type?

asked 2014-01-22 10:01:56 -0500

gershon gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:19:07 -0500

ngrennan gravatar image

I have successfully built the WinROS sdk and samples using VS2010. I have created a simple program that writes messages to a bag file.

My ultimate goal is to write tf/tfMessage type messages to the /tf topic in a bag, then to play that bag on Ubuntu for other existing nodes listening on that topic, but I don't see the tf/tfMessage type defined anywhere (thought it would be in "geometry_msgs").

I can write geometry_msgs/TransformStamped type messages which seem to have the same data, but are not compatible with the /tf topic.

Any suggestions?

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Can someone confirm that tf is not ported to winros? I just want to know that I'm not missing something. Seems like a very important library so I thought it was, but maybe not.

gershon gravatar image gershon  ( 2014-01-23 08:45:31 -0500 )edit

Also, upon further inspection it appears that the tf/tfMessage is just an array of geometry_msgs/TransfromStamped type messages. Can someone confirm that for me? I'm thinking it might not be that hard to mock-up one of these in that namespace and copy the MD5 from the real one and make it work?

gershon gravatar image gershon  ( 2014-01-23 08:47:29 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-01-28 23:14:08 -0500

Daniel Stonier gravatar image

Indeed, tf has not yet been ported to windows. We were backing off from doing that because of the move from tf to tf2 and we also didn't have a use case for it ourselves.

Be great if someone stepped in and did it. Certainly would be useful for alot of folk.

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I understand. Thanks.

gershon gravatar image gershon  ( 2014-01-29 14:21:51 -0500 )edit

Hi there, I am now looking for tf/transform_broadcaster.h win winros and I cannot find it too in the new version (sdk-hydro-x86-vs10-0.3.1). Has it still not ported into the winros after almost 7 months?

tav gravatar image tav  ( 2014-08-26 16:15:19 -0500 )edit

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