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why ros2 crystal release do not support rqt cpp plugins on ubuntu 16.04?

asked 2019-01-23 00:02:36 -0500

Checked the release it is having rqt support but cpp plugins are disabled for ubuntu 16.04.

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answered 2019-01-23 11:08:57 -0500

Dirk Thomas gravatar image

The reason is that the TinyXML2 versions used on Bionic and Xenial are very different. So during the initial port we were focuses on Bionic only since Xenial won't be supported in future ROS 2 distros.

That being said supporting the TinyXML2 version on Xenial wasn't that much effort: https://github.com/ros-visualization/... You can either build the code from that branch or wait for the next patch release.

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