IDE for ROS? what should we build?

asked 2017-01-10 23:54:27 -0600

Prajankya gravatar image

Our group is developing an open source IDE for ROS ecosystem as whole, with GUI features and many more stuff built in, and I would like to ask the community whether is it required in your work flow..?

What are the things you do repeatedly and want to have an IDE to handle it..?

features?

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IDE for ROS is FAQ. You'll find many threads by googling. I suggest you go through them and may come back edit your question with a specific question.

130s gravatar image 130s  ( 2017-01-11 00:29:52 -0600 )edit
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I thing developing a new IDE is the wrong approach as you will have to implement tons of non-ROS stuff. What about plugins for commonly used IDE?

NEngelhard gravatar image NEngelhard  ( 2017-01-11 00:36:24 -0600 )edit

ROS is just C++ or python. There are already IDEs for that. Think about a plugin instead (imho).

rastaxe gravatar image rastaxe  ( 2017-01-11 03:08:00 -0600 )edit

@130s,@rastaxe I want to reduce the frustration for a new comer in this field, as its too much overwhelming, also from environmental setup till the actual development of the main logic time, i.e. bootstrapping time is too much, which I am focusing on, and I need your opinion in this view

Prajankya gravatar image Prajankya  ( 2017-01-12 17:57:06 -0600 )edit

@NEngelhard can this approach simplify the process in ros? considering, for example, Eclipse, and then a TF tree viewer in it, then a launch file running, then a live monitor for all the process(its like a debugging session I guess? would it be worth for an already very heavy IDE like eclipse?

Prajankya gravatar image Prajankya  ( 2017-01-12 18:00:51 -0600 )edit

I hear you, we have all gone through that :). If you meant there are too much information distributed here and there, there's a central location for IDE http://wiki.ros.org/IDEs . Feel free to add any new findings to that wiki page.

130s gravatar image 130s  ( 2017-01-13 14:41:08 -0600 )edit