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Wiki beginner tutorials changed

asked 2013-06-20 04:48:08 -0500

Brent Bailey gravatar image

I was working through the beginner tutorials and noticed that they changed last night. The ROS tutorials now are specific to catkin. Nothing about services, messages or creating publishers and subscribers. What is the procedure for undoing changes to the wiki?

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Just noticed this as well. The new tutorials are an excellent in depth look at Catkin, but I think they're a terrible intro to ROS as a whole. Hopefully this sees a change soon, or I'm going to be writing ROS tutorials by memory for those I work with and teach...

Bradley Powers gravatar image Bradley Powers  ( 2013-06-20 05:10:54 -0500 )edit

I just looked through the changelogs, and found the change that broke things. I am investigating the process for reverting the wiki...

Bradley Powers gravatar image Bradley Powers  ( 2013-06-20 05:18:45 -0500 )edit

Just a note - the roscpp/rospy tutorials are still on the wiki, just not linked from the most logical place. (And yeah, thirding that having people start learning that much about catkin as the first step is awful! I'd switch over to the roscpp tutorials after about step 2 or 3 of catkin)

lindzey gravatar image lindzey  ( 2013-06-20 09:26:17 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-06-21 08:07:49 -0500

Bradley Powers gravatar image

It's fixed, the change that caused this has been reverted. The reason for the change was definitely valid (a tutorial on making a catkin workspace is indeed helpful) it was merely implemented poorly, and it replaced the normal tutorials with catkin ones instead of just adding the one catkin tutorial that made sense there. Enjoy!

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