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Is ros-perception/open_karto different from nav2d_karto/OpenKarto ?

asked 2016-02-04 12:12:54 -0500

spmaniato gravatar image

The README in says it's a catkinized version of SRI International's OpenKarto library.

In , Sebastian Kasperski has included a copy of the OpenKarto library (non-catkinized).

The question is, why does the source code look so different? Compare open_karto/src and open_karto/include/open_karto with nav2d_karto/OpenKarto/source. Was the library refactored as part of the catkinization?

Most importantly, are the two more or less equivalent?

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answered 2016-02-05 03:09:51 -0500

Sebastian Kasperski gravatar image

I think the version used in nav2d_karto was called "OpenKarto 2.0" on the SRI-Homepage, so maybe the version in open_karto is the original one.

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I tried to confirm, but the link mentioned on SRI International's announcement is ofc not working any more.

spmaniato gravatar image spmaniato  ( 2016-02-05 08:52:26 -0500 )edit

I'll see if I can get one of the authors or maintainers of the open_karto package to comment.

spmaniato gravatar image spmaniato  ( 2016-02-05 08:53:04 -0500 )edit

I noticed this in the Authors file of open_karto: Karto Open Source Library 1.0, However, there's also a new open-source Karto commit message ( ) that coincides with the date of the 2.0 SRI announcement.

spmaniato gravatar image spmaniato  ( 2016-02-16 14:48:32 -0500 )edit

To top that of, the copyright note in nav2d's version of Open Karto reads Copyright (C) 2006-2011, SRI International (R). The "2011" confused me even more. It's as if there was another release after the May 2010 release of Open Karto 2.0

spmaniato gravatar image spmaniato  ( 2016-02-16 14:49:43 -0500 )edit

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