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Is it worth to wait for Hydro?

asked 2013-06-27 20:57:17 -0500

liborw gravatar image

updated 2013-06-28 02:37:48 -0500

Still on Fuerte we are planning to upgrade. The question is whether to wait for Hydro or upgrade to Groovy now?

From our point of view this situation is as follows. We want to upgrade because of MoveIt package. That plays in favour of Groovy, MoveIt doesn't seems like it will change for Hydro and we would be able to upgrade now.

So, is there anything that should be considered?

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answered 2013-06-28 00:24:52 -0500

Bernhard gravatar image

updated 2013-06-28 03:42:57 -0500

Personally I think that depends on your reasons for the upgrade in general. Hydro should be released by the end of July (29th) unless there are further delays, so you'd be waiting just about a month longer.

If you don't intend to use any new features of hydro and if you don't care whether the packages of ROS are catkin or rosbuild I see no real need to wait for hydro. Just an assumption on my part, but I assume when you have custom packages it'll also be easier to stick to groovy first instead of going for hydro.

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Thanks, I have updated the question.

liborw gravatar image liborw  ( 2013-06-28 02:39:19 -0500 )edit

I now have updated my answer as well.

Bernhard gravatar image Bernhard  ( 2013-06-28 03:43:24 -0500 )edit

What are these new features of Hydro?

liborw gravatar image liborw  ( 2013-07-01 04:30:14 -0500 )edit

I'll be honest, I didn't bother to look enough yet, and wherever the features are mentioned, I didn't find them for myself yet. The one thing I know for sure is that with Hydro everything's catkinized. Also there is this list of included packages:

Bernhard gravatar image Bernhard  ( 2013-07-01 04:54:49 -0500 )edit

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