Should i use kinetic kame?

asked 2019-12-25 20:21:09 -0500

falken gravatar image

updated 2019-12-26 11:04:44 -0500

I need to learn ROS but i was unable to start because i cant keep up with the tutorial in melodic(question asked previously) since nobody has answered should I just use kinetic? I didnt use it earlier because i thought its older so maybe beginners start with the new one

Also how to DM in this website?

Thank you

Ok from what i can understand Windows + WSL is uncommon. So should i get melodic for windows? i just didnt understand after installing ros for windows what to do. i couldnt do the tutorial since the commands didnt work Should i use a VM of Linux? if i came across a bit rude im sorry. I am unused to programming and this website and i urgently need to get started on learning ROS. Thanks for your patience

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Kinetic runs on Ubuntu 16.04. Ubuntu developers will drop support for it soon. I'd suggest choosing Melodic, because I didn't see much problem updating packages that were working with kinetic to melodic. Even a new LTS is coming soon, Noetic(Planned May 2020). In this situation, I wouldn't start with Kinetic if I don't have to use specific packages that are only working with Kinetic for some reason. Also please ask a separate question for each of your questions by not-repeating-same-question idea having in mind. DMs are not supported in this site.

Orhan gravatar image Orhan  ( 2019-12-26 03:40:11 -0500 )edit

because i cant keep up with the tutorial in melodic(question asked previously) since nobody has answered

this is bit of a strange thing to write.

You are (were?) using Windows10 + WSL, which is an unsupported platform for ROS 1. There are very few users running that particular combination, so I'm not surprised you didn't see any responses (in the two days your question has been on this site, where one of those days was Christmas day ..)

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-12-26 07:19:29 -0500 )edit

ROS Support for Windows is still beta-like thing. And I certainly suggest installing Ubuntu 18.04 on a separate storage (or a partition, also get help from a real person if you can). For some reason, if you can't install it like this, just for following the tutorials, you can use a VM.

Orhan gravatar image Orhan  ( 2019-12-26 22:58:41 -0500 )edit