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ROS for Ubuntu Release: 17.10/artful?

asked 2018-02-13 16:22:21 -0500

Shankar Swamy gravatar image

Would someone here know what the plans for a release of ROS for Ubuntu 17.10? I have to be on 17.10 but I am not finding any compiled package for that on the Internet.


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Related question: #q277021 (provides a work-around with Docker).

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-02-14 01:51:01 -0500 )edit

Good to know; but unfortunately that is not a good option for me as I am on VirtualBox and Docker and VirtualBox at times don't get along very well. :-(

Shankar Swamy gravatar image Shankar Swamy  ( 2018-02-14 07:15:53 -0500 )edit

The idea was to use the Dockerfile only as a recipe. It shows the exact steps that would let you build Lunar on an Ubuntu Artful installation from source. Using it as a Docker container is possible, but not at all needed.

(you probably know this already, but ROS (RViz) in a VM can be difficult)

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-02-14 07:17:18 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-02-13 16:33:37 -0500

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updated 2018-02-13 17:04:43 -0500

tfoote gravatar image

ROS Melodic will support Ubuntu 17.10 once it's released.

REP-0003 is the place where supported platforms and libraries are specified.

Note that the support for non-LTS Ubuntu distros like 17.10 will be terminated when the corresponding support for Ubuntu reaches EOL (end-of-life) (e.g. announcement of ROS Lunar ending supporting Ubuntu 17.04).

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