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Which ROS Version should I use?

Hello guys

this is a very basic question and I apologizse for this. But I never did something with ROS nad because of this I am an really beginner.

So I would like to use ROS to develop a better second version of my school robot project. I use a new Ubuntu 15.04 and because of this also ROS jade.

But many tools I would like to use like: ROSJava and Rplidar_ROS are only published for indigo or hydro.

So are there ways to use this old tools in a new ROS version. Or are there ways to use a old ROS-ersion on an new Ubuntu 15.04. I don't want to reinstall my whole operation system.

Thank you for your help!

Which ROS Version should I use?

Hello guys

this is a very basic question and I apologizse for this. But I never did something with ROS nad because of this I am an really beginner.

So I would like to use ROS to develop a better second version of my school robot project. I use a new Ubuntu 15.04 and because of this also ROS jade.

But many tools I would like to use like: ROSJava and Rplidar_ROS are only published for indigo or hydro.

So are there ways to use this old tools in a new ROS version. Or are there ways to use a old ROS-ersion on an new Ubuntu 15.04. I don't want to reinstall my whole operation system.

Thank you for your help!


Update:

Hi, I am also new to this forum/ROS in general.

I would like to use ROS/Gazebo to simulate robot control and test out the kinematics of various legged robot designs before I make physical prototypes. What version of ROS/Gazebo should I use? Should I go with the older but presumably more reliable Gazebo 2.x and Indigo because they go with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, or have significant improvements been made to both ROS and Gazebo to the point that the newer Gazebo 5.x and Jade are more stable?

Thanks for answering or pointing me to the right place to ask this question.