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Any issue with package format 3 in ros kinetic?

asked 2020-06-17 14:52:26 -0600

msmcconnell gravatar image

Are there any issues with using package.xml format 3 in ROS kinetic as long as the catkin version is up to date? Is any of the functionality not supported?

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I'm not aware of any limitations or problems. Catkin versions are not really linked to ROS releases, so you should not have any problems using version 3 on Kinetic.

Have you run into anything?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2020-06-17 15:33:46 -0600 )edit

I haven't had any issues yet, but I'm working on outlining a ROS2 upgrade for my project and it may depend on the new features of format 3 so I wanted to check and make sure.

msmcconnell gravatar image msmcconnell  ( 2020-06-17 15:51:29 -0600 )edit

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answered 2020-06-18 00:48:05 -0600

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updated 2020-06-18 00:48:29 -0600

While there don't seem to be any specific recommendations on which distros support REP-149, catkin itself got upgraded to a format 3 package.xml in this PR into kinetic-devel in 2019:

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