[Ros-release] Hydro build breakage: velodyne_pointcloud

William Woodall william at osrfoundation.org
Thu Jul 11 20:31:34 UTC 2013

We have made an allowance for PCL being late because we have had to wait
for upstream to get a release candidate together, and then I had to do all
of the integration with pcl_ros and the core dependencies like navigation.
It wasn't clear until very recently that this was going to cause a breaking
API change (we had hoped for a seamless auto conversion of types), but that
was not possible for technical reasons.

No more changes should be occurring, unless PCL needs to break API for bug
fix (as they are still in release candidate mode), pcl_conversions will
probably get filled out some more, but no breaking API changes there.

I am working hard to catch up packages downstream of pcl_ros by way of pull
requests and documentation.

I have already patched navigation:


And Dave Coleman is working on gazebo integration, you should coordinate
any efforts with him.

On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 1:16 PM, Piyush <piyushk at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi William,
> Are more changes expected, or is it only a question of documentation at
> this stage? I'm using Hydro beta right now, and I'll try and send pull
> requests to upstream dependencies (navigation, gazebo) that need to be
> fixed.
> Thanks!!
> Piyush
> On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 3:09 PM, Jack O'Quin <jack.oquin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 1:51 PM, William Woodall <
>> william at osrfoundation.org> wrote:
>>> I have a section in the migration page for hydro now:
>>> http://www.ros.org/wiki/hydro/Migration#pcl
>>> I will be expanding on it and documenting pcl_conversions in
>>> the coming days.
>>> I also plan to send an email about it.
>> Why are we introducing a breaking API change in PCL *after* the Hydro
>> feature freeze?
>> Is the release date changing?
>> --
>>  joq
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William Woodall
ROS Development Team
william at osrfoundation.org
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