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rqt plugin not listed

asked 2018-05-25 10:57:43 -0500

Vinni gravatar image

updated 2018-05-25 11:22:11 -0500


I tried everything mentioned in other posts and I still can't see my own plugin in rqt. I did --force-discover, I deleted the config file but it won't show.

I am wondering if I am missing some PATH variables or if I need to compile it differently. My plugin works when I run "rosrun gcs_gui gcs_gui". "rqt -s gcs_gui" returns that no plugin with this name was found. Any ideas?

Update: I was obviously missing the plugin.xml. But there I don't know how I need to set it up. What is my class type? I programmed the plugin in C++ but is the base_class_type rqt_gui_py::Plugin anyway? Do I need to use a python file somewhere?


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answered 2018-05-25 11:25:02 -0500

Femer gravatar image

Hi Vinni,

it's rather difficult to help you without any further information. I suggest you use this (great) repo catkin_create_rqt which creates a boilerplate for an RQT GUI with properly set CMakeLists.txt and plugin export file. Then you can just copy and past your functions to the newly created boilerplate.



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Hi Marco, that is actually how I started off (well, with catkin_create_qt_pkg). I altered my code from there but it is not running. I will try setting it up as another package and see if I can get that to work. Main problem for me is setting up the plugin.xml correctly...

Vinni gravatar image Vinni  ( 2018-05-25 11:31:30 -0500 )edit

I get a strange error like this: Failed to load nodelet [rqt_gcs/View_1] of type [rqt_gcs/View]: Could not find library corresponding to plugin rqt_gcs/View. Make sure the plugin description XML file has the correct name of the library and that the library actually...

Vinni gravatar image Vinni  ( 2018-05-25 11:51:31 -0500 )edit

Worked in the end. Great tool.

Vinni gravatar image Vinni  ( 2018-05-25 15:19:09 -0500 )edit

good to hear that it worked eventually! What was the issue?

Femer gravatar image Femer  ( 2018-05-26 04:07:53 -0500 )edit

I tried somehow merging it right away with my old files. That didn't work. Simply running the script and executing the files worked. Unfortunately my workflow is not done yet. I can't get it to work the way I'd like to... Any idea? See

Vinni gravatar image Vinni  ( 2018-05-29 07:48:07 -0500 )edit

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