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asked 2012-08-23 03:45:00 -0600

I'm running fuerte on 12.04 and I realize it takes a lot of work trying to keep stacks up to date in the latest ROS releases. However, when a stack, in this case the p2os stack, appears to be supported in the previous ROS release (electric) and not yet in the current (fuerte), what do you do?

Should you wait until you can properly install it?

sudo apt-get install ros-fuerte-p2os

Or is it alright/recommended to try and run something (stable) in a previous release in the current release -- by grabbing the old source from the repository by hand?

Or is there an alternative option? Or am I looking for a stack that has changed names in the current release?

Thanks! I really appreciate any insight.

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by skiesel
close date 2013-10-11 04:40:15


Great! Thanks for the response.

skiesel gravatar image skiesel  ( 2012-08-23 04:39:33 -0600 )edit

Did the p2os work in fuerte? And if so how did you do it, thanks

ctguell gravatar image ctguell  ( 2013-07-09 05:54:42 -0600 )edit

Yes I did get it work in fuerte. It's been a little while since you posted so hopefully you got things up and running. However if you're still having some trouble, if you send me a message or post where you're having trouble I'll be more than happy to help you out.

skiesel gravatar image skiesel  ( 2013-09-09 07:44:27 -0600 )edit

@skiesel yes after all i made it work, but thanks. Right now im working on object detection so if you know anything in the matter, or a good stack in ROS i would really appreciate it.

ctguell gravatar image ctguell  ( 2013-09-10 04:23:24 -0600 )edit

I think the standard direction to point is OpenCV -- I believe they are external to ROS but provide a wrapper (similar to OMPL)

skiesel gravatar image skiesel  ( 2013-09-12 06:29:15 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-08-23 04:04:09 -0600

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updated 2012-10-30 05:13:36 -0600

Not all stacks are maintained anymore or the maintainers are really busy. Releases for new ros versions might then take a while. In that case, I suggest to check out the source code and try to build it on the new ros version. It is likely that a few fixes are required to make the packages work. In that case, you should submit a patch to the corresponding bug tracker.

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