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..?


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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

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 . Feel free to add any new findings to that wiki page.

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