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dynamic_reconfigure and catkin

asked 2013-01-07 18:39:00 -0500

Thomas gravatar image

Dear all, I would like to know if there is a way, even a workaround, of generating dynamic_reconfigure files from a catkin package. AFAIK, there is no way currently to use dynamic_reconfigure in a catkin package as the CMake macro is not compatible (rely on rosbuild macros).

  1. Is there a workaround?
  2. Is it planned for dynamic_reconfigure to switch to catkin?

Thanks!

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answered 2013-01-07 21:46:49 -0500

adobke gravatar image

updated 2013-06-17 16:04:05 -0500

bit-pirate gravatar image

I believe there is a way do generate the files using catkin:

In your CMakeLists.txt

#add dynamic reconfigure api
find_package(catkin REQUIRED dynamic_reconfigure) generate_dynamic_reconfigure_options(relative_path_to_file1 relative_path_to_file2 ...)

From the dynamic reconfigure tutorial: http://ros.org/wiki/dynamic_reconfigure/Tutorials/HowToWriteYourFirstCfgFile

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Ok, I overlooked this page, this is what I am looking for, thanks.

Thomas gravatar image Thomas  ( 2013-01-08 13:20:29 -0500 )edit
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answered 2013-01-07 23:03:32 -0500

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Examples of catkin packages using dynamic_reconfigure are image_rotate or stereo_image_proc: https://github.com/ros-perception/image_pipeline/tree/master/stereo_image_proc

It is possible that the documentation is not yet up-to-date for this, if you find it lacking, create a ticket on dynamic_reconfigure.

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Apparently it was not lacking, just not so obvious to find. Hope this question will makes information easier to get ;)

Thomas gravatar image Thomas  ( 2013-01-08 13:21:47 -0500 )edit

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