roscs with Catkin

asked 2016-12-20 17:32:26 -0600

MetalMichael gravatar image

updated 2016-12-20 18:21:19 -0600

I've just installed the latest version of Ros, and am trying to get started in C# using roscs. I have also read most of the tutorials, but focused on the catkin side of things. Would rather not have to go back through, and learn what seems to be a deprecated alternative (rosbuild).

However the roscs project seems pretty outdated, and there is very little out there (nothing) about using roscs with Catkin, only the rosbuild commands. I'm pretty new to this. Is there a way to use roscs with catkin?

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roscs is indeed rather old, and I'm not sure it's really suited for beginners. If you are looking to use c# on Windows, perhaps uml-robotics/ROS.NET is in a better shape. Note that all of these are community contributed client libraries.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-12-21 02:30:06 -0600 )edit

Thanks, yeah, might just take the opportunity to sharpen up on my c++ skills and use the native library. I had a look at ROS.NET however was hoping to develop a cross-platform solution. Also using a rosbridge, seems like more of a workaround, and more things that could go wrong.

MetalMichael gravatar image MetalMichael  ( 2016-12-21 08:15:01 -0600 )edit

Truly cross-platform is difficult anyway, as the user experience on Windows is not on-par with the other supported platforms.

re: rosbridge: I'm not sure what you mean. Afaik, doesn't use rosbridge?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-12-21 09:17:23 -0600 )edit