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Why ROS_Kinetic is recommended Distribution ?

asked 2018-08-24 04:59:14 -0600

tonyParker gravatar image

updated 2018-08-24 04:59:32 -0600

I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 and my Kinetic does not work anymore,

Unable to locate package ros-kinetic-desktop-full

When I see list of distribution here

Why (recommended) is written infront of Kinetic ?

Why not melodic ?

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answered 2018-08-24 05:20:25 -0600

pavel92 gravatar image

With Ubuntu 18.04 you should use ROS Melodic as it is primarily targeted at the Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic) release. I guess when all the packages are added and since it will have a long term support it will become recommended at some point. At the moment ROS Kinetic is the most used one and has a number of packages that are probably still not ported to the newer distributions.

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