[Ros-release] ROS Fuerte Freeze Schedule Update

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 04:18:53 UTC 2012

On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 7:24 PM, Ken Conley <kwc at willowgarage.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 5:23 PM, Brian Gerkey <gerkey at willowgarage.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 12:06 PM, Jack O'Quin <jack.oquin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Is there no longer a $ROS_ROOT/tools directory? I use them to find
>>> things like rosemacs and rosbash in a distribution-agnostic fashion.
>>> I see rosbash has moved to share/rosbash. Still can't find rosemacs
>>> (only its manifest.xml).
>> We preserved certain parts of the old layout for backward
>> compatibility, notably:
>> * $ROS_ROOT/core/roslib/src/*
>> * $ROS_ROOT/core/rosbuild/*
>> * $ROS_ROOT/mk/rosbuild/*
>> rosbash didn't make the cut because it's usually only included by
>> generated files, and we're updating those to use `rospack find
>> rosbash/rosbash instead.
>> rosemacs looks to have been dropped on the ground.  We're installing
>> its manifest.xml, but none of its files.  That's clearly wrong.  Would
>> it be sufficient to install all files from rosemacs to share/rosemacs/
> Not dropped, just waiting for migration.  The plan is to make rosemacs
> separately downloadable.
> rosemacs gets incremental improvements that are, by and large,
> independent of a particular ROS distribution.  i.e. there's no reason
> for my emacs bindings to get worse just because I am using an older
> distro.

Sounds good.

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