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ROS2 or ROS alternative or evolution

asked 2018-02-13 11:13:39 -0500

mag.rod gravatar image

ROS2 will replace ROS or will the two platforms exist?

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answered 2018-02-13 11:15:45 -0500

Dirk Thomas gravatar image

updated 2018-02-13 11:16:09 -0500

It is likely that ROS 1 and ROS 2 will coexist for a very long time. Ultimately ROS 2 is supposed to "replace" ROS 1 but there is currently no plan to discontinue ROS 1.

That being said at least in the ROS 1 base packages not much feature development is being done (especially by OSRF) in favor of focusing the resources on ROS 2.

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I think that the change to ROS 2 should be a very substantial change in the base, otherwise it would be logical to remodel ROS 1. This means that the knowledge about ROS 1 will not be useful for ROS 2?

mag.rod gravatar image mag.rod  ( 2018-02-14 04:11:56 -0500 )edit

I don't think this is a valid conclusion. ROS 2 shares a lot of concepts with ROS 1 and those are valuable knowledge across the different versions. For details on the rational why changes were not applied to ROS 1 please see the design doc.

Dirk Thomas gravatar image Dirk Thomas  ( 2018-02-14 10:40:35 -0500 )edit

Ok, Thank you

mag.rod gravatar image mag.rod  ( 2018-02-15 05:32:08 -0500 )edit

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