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Shall I use ROS plugins to make ROS communicate with my Library ?

asked 2017-04-01 06:14:56 -0600

saranshvora gravatar image

Hello all,

I am new to ROS and want to use it to communicate between the nodes of my own library. I want to know whether I shall create plugins to make it communicate with the parts of my library ?
for example https://nengoros.wordpress.com/ is a neural networks simulator and it uses ROS to make it communicate between it's modules(nodes). I am working on something similar but not sure whether I should use ROS plugins. Any information will be helpful.

Thank you

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answered 2017-04-04 08:49:03 -0600

mohsen1989m gravatar image

If I understood well what you need to do is having some c++ class that you need to use in your node. If this is the case simply use add_library in your CMakeList.txt to define your library with a name. Then, make sure you like your library to your node using target link libraries command.

If you need to share a C++ library in your environment so other packages can use it as well, u need to export your library.

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