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What are the ROS releases like 'indigo' and 'jade' for?

asked 2015-06-08 16:28:41 -0500

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updated 2015-06-08 16:28:58 -0500

The core packages of these releases look more or less the same. Updates are released for both regularly via the apt repositories. So what is the key point for these named versions? Is is just the list of supported operating systems?

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answered 2015-06-10 13:47:03 -0500

It has to do with API and ABI updates. When a library developer wants to make significant changes to his project, this affects the dependent projects as well. In order to provide a stable interface for users and developers alike, ROS distributions are implemented, so that things are kept somewhat stable between each release!

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answered 2015-06-17 16:32:37 -0500

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While I like @Progtologist's concise answer particularly for the mention of API and ABI, you could also take a look at Distributions page for the completeness.

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Thank you. That description on the purpose of a distribution is really helpful. "The purpose of the ROS distributions is to let developers work against a relatively stable codebase until they are ready to roll everything forward. "

SR gravatar image SR  ( 2015-06-17 17:08:51 -0500 )edit

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