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Is Pose View in rqt buggy or not finished?

asked 2013-02-17 22:30:53 -0500

TommyP gravatar image

updated 2013-03-07 13:06:29 -0500

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In rqt when I run a rviz and the add a "Pose View" the Pose View seems not to work properly and when I kill it the rviz does not work anymore so that I have to restart rqt.

Is this well known? It seems to me that a lot of the plugins malfunctions so maybe it is just a matter of time before they are finished. Or is this unknown so I should try to report every bug I find?



tompe@heyer:~$ dpkg -p ros-groovy-rqt-rviz
Package: ros-groovy-rqt-rviz
Priority: extra
Section: misc
Installed-Size: 112
Maintainer: Dorian Scholz <>
Architecture: i386
Version: 0.2.8-0precise-20130205-1933-+0000

tompe@heyer:~$ dpkg -p ros-groovy-rviz
Package: ros-groovy-rviz
Priority: extra
Section: misc
Installed-Size: 7245
Maintainer: David Gossow <>
Architecture: i386
Version: 1.9.20-0precise-20130205-1910-+0000

tompe@heyer:~$ dpkg -p ros-groovy-rqt-pose-view
Package: ros-groovy-rqt-pose-view
Priority: extra
Section: misc
Installed-Size: 125
Maintainer: Dorian Scholz <>
Architecture: i386
Version: 0.2.8-0precise-20130125-2316-+0000
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Although I don't see exactly the same behaviour, I see combining rqt_rviz & rqt_pose_view seems faulty. I opened a ticket

130s gravatar image 130s  ( 2013-02-17 23:34:15 -0500 )edit

Meanwhile can you tell us the version you're using by like dpkg -p ros-groovy-rqt-rviz, dpkg -p ros-groovy-rviz, dpkg -p ros-groovy-rqt-pose-view?

130s gravatar image 130s  ( 2013-02-17 23:35:06 -0500 )edit

Added the version information to the question.

TommyP gravatar image TommyP  ( 2013-02-18 00:20:26 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-03-07 13:05:56 -0500

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Easiest workaround came up after the discussion among the original developers; run rqt_gui in multi process mode by:

$ rqt_gui -m

# This will work around any other issues that arise from running OpenGL in a single process.

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