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asked 2011-12-17 20:03:48 -0600

cnhzcy14 gravatar image

updated 2012-02-20 11:31:51 -0600

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Hi guys, after the successful installation of rviz_qt, I tried to make Stage4 to work with the new rviz_qt as mentioned in this post. I have applied patches here and here,successfully installed Stage4 by homebrew. However I have got the same problem which is mentioned here. My question is, since I have already had the Stage4 installed, why shall I still have to compile stage from source? My understand is Stage4 is a standalone simulator, and stageros is just a ros wrapper of stage. When working together, stageros node provides interface between ros and stage. Is it right?

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answered 2011-12-17 21:09:28 -0600

I would assume that you are either on diamondback or electric; both of these ROS distributions provide Stage 3.2.2 and not Stage 4.X.X. What I understand from Woodall's blog, is that his installation of stage/stageros provided with ROS did did not work on OS-X that is why he went on to install Stage 4.X.X separately and then he probably linked it up with ROS.

Yes, you are right stage is standalone, stageros is the wrapper for ROS, see here -

Hope that answers your question.

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Yes, I have electric installed on OS X 10.6 by homebrew approach, and thank you for you help. Now I have new questions. First, is the link to Stage4 breakdown? Second, since Stage4 is stand alone, why there are still some lines about stage installation in CMakeLists.txt?
cnhzcy14 gravatar image cnhzcy14  ( 2011-12-17 21:56:25 -0600 )edit
@cnhzcy14 : Stage 4.X.X is standalone and the official repository is this - this will give you Stage 4.0.1, if you check the git code here - that will give you Stage 4.1.0.
Arkapravo gravatar image Arkapravo  ( 2011-12-17 22:50:32 -0600 )edit
@cnhzcy14: Also, moving from Stage 3.X.X to 4.X.X has some changes in the syntax, see here -
Arkapravo gravatar image Arkapravo  ( 2011-12-17 23:26:28 -0600 )edit
That's really helpful! Thanks!
cnhzcy14 gravatar image cnhzcy14  ( 2011-12-19 02:25:48 -0600 )edit
@cnhzcy14 : Cheers dude ! Anytime ....
Arkapravo gravatar image Arkapravo  ( 2011-12-19 23:17:04 -0600 )edit

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