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What is the relationship between stack names on the ROS wiki and its repository's name?

asked 2012-04-19 09:41:20 -0500

haidai gravatar image

updated 2014-04-20 14:09:25 -0500

ngrennan gravatar image

Our lab hosts code with Google Code and was planing on releasing each stack as a separate repository. Unfortunately, this scheme also generates very ugly repostority URLs as repository names aren't allowed to have underscores (which I've replaced with dashes) but this isn't a preferred ROS naming convention as I understand it. Also, the repository name is also prepended with Google Code project name: https://code.google.com/p/gt-ros-pkg.my-stack-name/

My question is what happens when a repository with this name gets indexed and linked to a page on the wiki? Is there a way to turn "gt-ros-pkg.my-stack-name" to something more friendly like "my_stack_name"?

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answered 2012-04-19 10:27:24 -0500

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When you start moving to individual stack repositories, the best solution is to submit a web-accessible rosinstall for indexing (simply e-mail the link to ros-users). rosinstall's "local-name" attribute will ensure that the stack has the correct name when it is indexed.

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