ROSBag tools for windows

asked 2019-03-11 11:59:31 -0500

Vicente Penades gravatar image

I've noticed most of the toolchain offered by ROS is mostly python, and the most advanced tools seem to be available only for Linux.

So I would like to know if there's any command line tool or EXE application for windows for processing / viewing ROS Bag files.


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You tagged this ros2, but then also added catkin_tools, which is a ROS 1 tool.

Are you looking for an answer specific to a ROS version, or more general answers?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-03-11 12:19:49 -0500 )edit

Actually, I don't know too much about what's ROS1 and ROS2 , I guess I'm looking for a more general answers.

Basically, I'm writing a c# library to read and write ROS Bag files... hopefully, I'm using the latest specification of the file (because, again, the whole ros1 and ros2 thing confuses me)

I would like to validate my library against other tools... like, being able to read a bag processed by another tool.... ot to see if other tools are able to read the bag files I produce.

Also a tool for editing ros bag files in windows would be great.... usual edition stuff like remove frames, compress a bag, etc

Vicente Penades gravatar image Vicente Penades  ( 2019-03-11 12:24:04 -0500 )edit

ROS 1 uses the bag v2rosbag format. ROS 2 uses something else: ros2/design#160.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-03-11 13:17:00 -0500 )edit

Thanks for the clarification; I actually thought bag v1 was used by ROS 1, and bag v2 was used by ROS 2.

So, I understand that once the new file format for ROS 2 is in use, rosbag.v2 will be deprecated?

Vicente Penades gravatar image Vicente Penades  ( 2019-03-12 04:24:13 -0500 )edit