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How to see where rviz is looking for plugins

asked 2017-07-05 14:23:55 -0500

Bobox gravatar image

I am trying to build a package that add a simple plugins to rviz, following the rviz_plugin_tutorial example. It now compiles with catkin_make. I have the export tag in package.xml and a plugin_description.xml. I have properly source my catkin_workspace.

But if I run rviz, it does not appear in the add panel list. and I have no debug/error anywhere

I am now looking for some ways to debug this. Is there a way to see where 'pluginlib' is looking for plugins, or other way to have a bit more verbosity on the plugin part ?

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answered 2017-07-05 14:30:14 -0500

gvdhoorn gravatar image

See wiki/pluginlib - Providing a Plugin - Querying ROS Package System For Available Plugins.

That is basically what RViz does.

Check #q163476 for a related question.

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Thanks the related question has all the answers I need, shame I did not find it in my research before asking my own.

Bobox gravatar image Bobox  ( 2017-07-05 14:46:54 -0500 )edit

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