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What is colcon build ?

asked 2018-06-19 12:23:52 -0600

aks gravatar image

I am trying to install ROS2 on windows and suddenly I see the build system has changed from ament build to colcon build. Is this an update ?

In my windows machine, when I call colcon build, it throws an error, the command "colcon" is either false or not found

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answered 2018-06-19 12:27:41 -0600

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Yes, colcon is the new build tool replacing ament_tools as of the upcoming release ROS 2 Bouncy. You can find more information about it in the design article.

You will have to check / redo (part of) the instructions for setting up your machine which have been updated with steps to install colcon since you followed them.

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@Dirk Thomas : If possible, kindly update the instructions as well as there isnt mentioned to download the colcon dependencies and it is extremely confusing.

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