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Nested stacks?

asked 2012-12-02 19:46:42 -0500

liborw gravatar image

updated 2012-12-02 23:48:18 -0500

Nested stacks, is it possible?

By nested stack I mean the setup similar to this:

ros_workspace (set up by rosws)
  | some_stack
     | another_stack
     | ...
  | package1
  | ...
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I think you should be way more precise why you want what is not possible or at least sensible according to the ROS environment definition. Oh, I heard in near catkin-future stacks are obsolete anyway.

felix k gravatar image felix k  ( 2012-12-02 20:58:09 -0500 )edit

@liborw please read the support guidelines before posting. Please tag your question appropriately and be more specific.

Lorenz gravatar image Lorenz  ( 2012-12-02 21:37:41 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-12-03 01:44:30 -0500

felix k gravatar image

Nested stacks won't be possible, but if you want to sort a lot of stacks into a few groups, just put those stacks into simple directories like so:

ros_workspace (or any directory put into ROS_PACKAGE_PATH)
  | navigation
     | stack1 (with stack.xml)
        | package1 (with manifest.xml)
        | package2 (with manifest.xml)
     | stack2 (with stack.xml)
        | package3 (with manifest.xml)
        | package4 (with manifest.xml)
  | objectdetection
     | stack3 (with stack.xml)
        | package5 (with manifest.xml)
        | package6 (with manifest.xml)
     | stack4 (with stack.xml)
        | package7 (with manifest.xml)
        | package8 (with manifest.xml)
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Nested stacks are not supported. But with Groovy, stacks are being supplanted by metapackages, which can depend on other metapackages.

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2012-12-03 06:08:12 -0500 )edit

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