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Rviz on Windows, roscore on linux server

asked 2014-10-07 13:16:28 -0600

ReiniK gravatar image

Hi community,

Did anyone succesfully run rviz on windows? It would be interesting to use visualization on a windows client..

Thank you!

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answered 2014-10-08 03:40:08 -0600

gvdhoorn gravatar image

updated 2014-10-08 05:03:52 -0600

Afaik, RViz does not run on Windows right now.

Popular approaches / work-arounds include using ROSBridge (often in combination with the Robot Web Tools) and rosserial_windows.

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Has this changed in the past two years?

Hendrik Wiese gravatar image Hendrik Wiese  ( 2016-11-20 06:29:47 -0600 )edit

No, not really. Although codenotes/ros_cygwin comes close when you don't have too high performance requirements. Robot Web Tools is still a nice way to get visualisations (and some interaction) onto any device with an HTML5 capable browser.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-11-20 07:16:57 -0600 )edit

If some of the issues are resolved, WSL on Win10 might become a way to do this (although technically it isn't really running on Windows then). See Installing ROS on Ubuntu Bash in Windows 10.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-11-20 07:18:55 -0600 )edit

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