Re: [ros-release] Packages blocking TurtleBot in Kinetic

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Author: Jack O'Quin
To: Tully Foote
CC: The ROS release mailing list
Subject: Re: [ros-release] Packages blocking TurtleBot in Kinetic
On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 12:40 PM, Tully Foote <>

> Hi Jack,
> It is needed for supporting some of the Kinect variants, not all of them
> work with OpenNI. It's also been a little easier to support exotic
> computing platforms with this driver. I'd prefer to keep the Kinect support
> for the TurtleBot for now.
> There is a rosdep for libfreenect-dev
> which
> I hope could replace the libfreenect ros package.
> but is not necessary.
> I hope rereleasing will be just a few minutes since there's been no
> changes for a long time and we can just move on.

No problem. Just trying to avoid a little maintenance work, if possible. :-)

> We chose for the TurtleBot maintenance load to only do the LTS releases
> which is why we didn't push to have this released into Jade.

Good idea. I suppose we should release to Jade as well as Kinetic.
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