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Is there any benefit to write a driver node based on driver_base package

asked 2015-08-10 21:13:19 -0500

Curtis Fu gravatar image

updated 2015-08-10 23:46:16 -0500


I'm using a customized 2D laser range finder (not SICK/HOKUYO). This laser range finder has its own protocol so I must write my own driver node to get the 2D scan and publish it in "sensor_msgs/LaserScan".

I'm wondering if I should write my own driver node based on "driver_base" package, like "hokuyo_node" package. Is there any benefit to use the "driver_base" package?


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answered 2015-08-11 01:10:09 -0500

mgruhler gravatar image

I have never used it myself, but having a look at the WikiPage, it does not seem to be a good idea to use it, as it is deprecated.

A framework for writing drivers that helps with runtime reconfiguration, diagnostics and self-test. This package is deprecated.

API Stability This package is for internal use only. Its API is stable, but not recommended for use by new packages.

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