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First Install: Foxy or Galactic

asked 2021-05-26 04:49:16 -0500

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updated 2021-05-26 19:41:45 -0500

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Hi, I am a total beginer in ROS2 and want to know which new ROS2 version I should install. Galactic is brand new but foxy seems to be the LTS version and maybe there are better guides for foxy?

Thanks for your help

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answered 2021-05-26 19:39:25 -0500

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With the disclaimer that I haven't played with Galactic too much yet, I would personally lean towards learning on Foxy. Between being an LTS release and having been out for a while, I think you'll have a better time learning ROS 2 with it. You'll be able to find more existing documentation and help for foxy, and you'll be able to work with it longer.

That said, there are a number of not-insignificant changes in the Galactic release that may sway your decision. I'd say read through, see if there are any changes that would drastically impact what you want to do in the future.

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If @Laro wants to use the Nav2 stack, it would be better to use ROS 2 Galactic release - the updates in those packages are significant. Of course, there is ROS 2 Humble is just around the corner, so this decision will again be a challenge for new users, haha :D

ljaniec gravatar image ljaniec  ( 2022-04-22 12:47:35 -0500 )edit

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