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Bullet library roadmap

asked 2013-03-30 07:54:50 -0500

The ROS bullet wiki states the following:

The version of bullet distributed with ROS currently has patches against the official version of bullet. Our hope is to move towards the official version so that it can be a standard system install.

As far as I can tell, this has been there for a long while. Is there any development with this issue?

I wrote a package in ROS which uses tf::Transform math. I am trying to separate it into a standalone library which can be used outside of ROS. I am not certain what math library to use. I assume there might be problems if I link it to non-ROS bullet, if the library is then used with a ROS wrapper which uses the patched ROS bullet.

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answered 2013-10-01 11:13:26 -0500

tfoote gravatar image

As of Hydro that Roadmap has been completed. Bullet is now a system dependency. The note is out dated, I'll remove it.

The required changes are outlined in the Bullet Changelog. Depending on where your package is along those lines you should see where you need to update.

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answered 2013-09-30 15:18:47 -0500

Thomas gravatar image

If you update to Hydro, the usual Bullet package is now used so this will solve your problem. Use the usual Bullet library on ROS >= Hydro.

If you want to support earlier releases then you will have to link against the ROS Bullet library. While being patched, this should not be a problem to compile against these version of the library.

A good rule of thumb is use the library you like and then handle the packaging issues afterward ;-)

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