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Are there any unofficial distributions of ros?

asked 2014-11-19 02:37:45 -0500

sukha gravatar image

I know the official distributions like Groovy or Hydro, but are there any other unofficial distributions? We all know that Linux have many distributions. So I guess unofficial distributions may be exist. Looking forward to the answers. Thank you.

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answered 2014-11-19 05:11:05 -0500

dornhege gravatar image

Groovy or Hydro aren't different distributions, but distribution releases. They are more like Ubuntu Lucid, Ubuntu Precise, etc.

A ROS distribution basically collects matching stacks together: I'm not sure if there is an overview on that. I would consider something like the turtlebot image a distribution.

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OK, I kinds of understand the difference between distribution and distribution release. Thank you. As you see, what I really want to know is the unofficial distribution to ROS, like red hat to Linux.

sukha gravatar image sukha  ( 2014-11-20 20:20:56 -0500 )edit

According to the link above a distribution is a collection of stacks/packages. Besides robot-specific ones I'm not aware of many ROS distros, mainly because packages usually are not mutually exclusive. The only thing you'd change would be drivers/algorithms. AFAIK there is only one core ROS implemen

dornhege gravatar image dornhege  ( 2014-11-24 08:29:41 -0500 )edit

Thank you, that's really help me out.

sukha gravatar image sukha  ( 2014-11-24 19:59:51 -0500 )edit

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