Starting with Kinetic Kame

asked 2016-05-25 09:55:09 -0600

Swoncen gravatar image


I want to start using ROS for a private project and my question is: Should I start with Kinetic Kame, or should I go with Indigo? I would use it mainly on raspbian jessie, Linux Mint 17.3 or 18 and Debian Jessie 8.4. I'm not sure if I can use all packages in newer versions, thats why I'm asking.

Thanks in advance

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I would recommend Indigo or Jade, as Kinetic is rather new and there might be some problems with some packages yet.

Javier V. Gómez gravatar image Javier V. Gómez  ( 2016-05-26 09:12:45 -0600 )edit

Thanks Javier, small problems wouldn't hurt me, a question to me is, whether all packages in Kinetic are available or not, which are available in indigo. I usually tend to use the newest stuff, so I would love to go with Kinetic.

Swoncen gravatar image Swoncen  ( 2016-05-30 05:27:16 -0600 )edit

Hey @Swoncen, I've been doing the beginner tutorials on the ROS tutorials page, URDF, xacro and Gazebo 7 tutorials and its been easy enough to get started. I can recommend it so far. Be aware that the ROS team is still working on getting turtlebot to run properly in Kinetic :)

JamesWell gravatar image JamesWell  ( 2016-06-02 05:03:02 -0600 )edit

@Swoncen what I meant is exactly that: base "official" ROS packages might be available, but many many others are not released yet and, in the best case, you have to compile them from source. In the work case, there will be other problems.

Javier V. Gómez gravatar image Javier V. Gómez  ( 2016-06-09 05:56:56 -0600 )edit