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Can ros use the unstable branch of openni for OS X?

asked 2011-03-06 04:25:26 -0600

Eponymous gravatar image

updated 2011-03-06 04:37:04 -0600

My on-going attempt to get openni running on Snow Leopard ....


  • OpenNI fails as described in my other question.
  • libusb-devel won't install either (though I have loaded the binaries...for another question)
  • The OpenNI project has an unstable branch that will install on my system. (See this thread.)

So is it possible to have the openni install as described in the wiki use this unstable branch? Or does that not make sense?

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answered 2011-03-06 07:09:45 -0600

tfoote gravatar image

We generally prefer to wait for unstable branches to be tested by the upstream developers before releasing them to our users as the default option. It is a matter of balancing stability versus new features.

If the new features are a blocker for you(which it seems to be), I suggest that you create a branch of the stack and switch to use the openni unstable branch. As an early adopter you get the privilege of being one of the people who reports bugs so that when it is deployed as the default option there are less.

If you do this other OSX user would appreciate if you would document how to check out your patched version with OSX support on the wiki. Once OSX support is merged into the default release we can clean up the special OSX instructions.

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I appreciate your confidence, though I fear it is unwarranted! I may take a crack at this, if you can point me to instructions on incorporating the unstable openni branch into the stack?
Eponymous gravatar image Eponymous  ( 2011-03-06 10:44:56 -0600 )edit

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