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2011-12-07 02:39:49 -0500 commented question choosing and viewing projects guidance
Can somebody give me a hint here? How can I browse a package, or repository, or stack?
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2011-11-21 06:12:31 -0500 asked a question choosing and viewing projects guidance

As a newbie not yet ready to create my own project, I'd like to get a feel for how existing projects are organized and be able to look through their code before embarking on my own. Is there a tutorial that covers this aspect of projects? For instance, how do I go from seeing a project I think I might want to look at, for example, ros_pkg_tutorials, to actually being able to look at it? If there is not already such a page, can someone make one and post a link? Much obliged!

Related to this, something I've wished for while browsing the lists of packages, repositories, and stacks (and still not being clear on the distinctions among them):

The descriptions, if they exist at all, are necessarily very brief (single-line). Is there, or can one be created, a page that attempts to categorize in some way the thousands of projects on the site? How do I know where to start if I eventually want to create my own well-organized project? I can barely afford to examine, say, mere dozens, but certainly not many hundreds of projects! Something like an "Editor's Pick" list, or a server-managed "Most Popular" list, or simply a page whereby non-newbies can weigh in on things for budding ROS users to cut their teeth on?

2011-11-18 02:33:07 -0500 commented answer Ubuntu Oneiric Install Fails
thanks for the update. the install worked flawlessly!
2011-11-16 07:28:58 -0500 answered a question Ubuntu Oneiric Install Fails

I find myself in the same situation. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot over top of 11.04 Natty Narwhal on a Dell Vostro 1400, which had a partial Diamondback installation previously.

The reinstall went painlessly, and when I saw that there's a newer ROS than Diamondback I went for it. Presto, the install failed as described above.

One week ago.

I keep checking the forum to see if the problem is fixed yet; no joy. I'm evaluating ROS for my company to consider as a replacement for a commercial CNC control system, and this delay is worrisome. Sorry to complain, but...