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What is Difference between Fuerte and Groovy

asked 2013-02-07 22:22:17 -0500

Srinivas gravatar image

Hi Everyone, I'm new to ROS so,I was looking at Distributions of ros. I found Fuerte and Groovy which were differed in some aspects like

-> No Stacks in Groovy(why?)

->Catkin is Replacement for rosbuild (as rosbuild is creating some problems)

->Rviz config file is changed from .vcg to .rviz ie.., INI format to YAML format

          Any other Differences...?
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answered 2013-02-07 23:42:25 -0500

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Stacks have been the unit of release for rosbuild. With catkin, we can release individual packages so stacks are not needed anymore as such.

However in Groovy, some ROS packages are still build with rosbuild, not catkin, and are thus still in stacks. There will be some stacks in future releases as well, until all packages have been migrated to catkin.

Differences are listed in the ROS Groovy release notes, and other articles on the web:

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