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how can I make ROS STACK?

asked 2013-07-30 17:59:40 -0500

eng.mostafa gravatar image

I want to build my own stack ,How can I do it ?

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answered 2013-07-30 23:27:15 -0500

updated 2013-08-12 03:59:51 -0500

A good place to start is going through the tutorials.

Update: To create a new stack, see this answer.

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I,have read these tutorials but I cannot find any one talking about this.

eng.mostafa gravatar image eng.mostafa  ( 2013-08-04 18:08:11 -0500 )edit

Ah okay, your question was a little misleading because you were talking about "making" and "building" (i.e., compiling) a stack, but you want to create one instead. I've updated my answer.

Martin Günther gravatar image Martin Günther  ( 2013-08-12 03:59:07 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-08-12 05:25:03 -0500

If you are developing under ROS Groovy or newer, the idea of a "stack" has been replaced by the idea of a "metapackage". See Metapackages and the Elimination of Stacks

Metapackages are essentially "empty" packages that group related packages together through runtime dependencies (<run_depends>)

You will want to learn more about catkin (the preferred build system in groovy and newer):

In particular, here is some info about metapackages:

And here is an example of a metapackage:

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