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How to update ROS Wiki Documentation?

asked 2021-05-20 11:37:37 -0500

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updated 2021-05-20 14:34:25 -0500

I found an error in a ROS Wiki I was reading, can I change the source code and submit a PR? Where can I find the source code? The wiki page is related to ros_comm, I checked the source code but couldn't find the documentation in there.

On the bottom of the page I see (last edited 2019-06-26 19:17:45 by DavidLu)

Do I need to contact DavidLu?

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@csg: could you please update your post with a link to the page you are referring to?

Most wiki pages which refer to source code use embedding through a macro, which would mean the code in the ros_comm repository would need fixing.

It could well be that there is something incorrect, but the packages in ros_comm are pretty old and well used, so perhaps something else is going on.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2021-05-21 01:56:34 -0500 )edit

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answered 2021-05-20 14:23:56 -0500

updated 2021-05-20 14:27:31 -0500

See this page, under "How to Edit a ROS Wiki Page"

In short, you have to create an account on, then request to be added to the ROS wiki whitelist by commenting on a specific issue (mention your username and why you want to edit the wiki/what page you want to edit). Once this is done, go back to the wiki page you want to modify, and click "Edit" on the right.

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Adding to this: if the source code @csg mentions is embedded on the page (using the macro which takes source from a Git repository and displays it inline, with line nrs), instead of copy-pasted into the page, you cannot change it by editing the wiki page itself.

You'd have to submit a PR to fix the code in the Git repository.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2021-05-21 01:54:42 -0500 )edit

you're right, that might be it. The question was a bit ambiguous!

christophebedard gravatar image christophebedard  ( 2021-05-21 08:26:47 -0500 )edit

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