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How can I find ROS packages on GitHub?

asked 2017-10-17 02:27:13 -0600

thinwybk gravatar image

How can I find ROS packages on GitHub? I thought about e.g. using the GitHub search field with something like <package> filename:package extension:xml to search for package.xml files which contain <package> (GitHub syntax for searching code). But I did not come up with a suitable serach pattern so far.

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answered 2017-10-17 02:41:53 -0600

gvdhoorn gravatar image

I'm not sure how useful it is (ie: I get way too many results), but if I search with ros filetype:xml I only get links to package.xml files, which would seem to belong to ROS pkgs.

Note that package.xml files are also used by some other (OSS) projects.

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Btw: seeing this - and your other questions: is there some specific context you are asking all these questions from/in? Automated testing (roswtf, fuzzing, etc) + automated discovery of packages seems to start to point in a certain direction ..

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-10-17 02:43:06 -0600 )edit

Yes, I try to find information about automated testing in ROS. Many lower level testing topics are generic and independent of the company I am working for. As everyone depends on other peoples packages (up to the ROS node level I guess) I am planning to share generic information...

thinwybk gravatar image thinwybk  ( 2017-10-17 03:02:10 -0600 )edit

... about how to improve reliability (w.r.t. that the package does what it is meant for from a functional validation and verification point of view) of ROS packages in a GitBook . ( turned out to be not suitable for me.)

thinwybk gravatar image thinwybk  ( 2017-10-17 03:07:21 -0600 )edit

Searching on google for ros filetype:xml is quite ok.

thinwybk gravatar image thinwybk  ( 2017-10-17 03:15:56 -0600 )edit

And just leaving this here: ROS Index.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-10-17 03:15:57 -0600 )edit

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