[Ros-release] Build type and optimizations on the build farm?

Ruben Smits ruben.smits at intermodalics.eu
Thu Jul 18 07:31:04 UTC 2013

Hi Austin,

On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 4:25 AM, Austin Hendrix
<ahendrix at willowgarage.com>wrote:

> I have a few packages containing realtime controllers that were
> previously built with:
> set(ROS_BUILD_TYPE Release), which among other things enabled
> optimizations as part of the build process.
> Since the catkin doesn't supply a replacement for ROS_BUILD_TYPE, I've
> omitted it when catkinizing packages, but I'm discovering now that
> packages compiled on the build farm are not sufficiently optimized for
> my use case.
> Is there a way to enable optimizations or the Release build type,
> either on the farm as a whole, in bloom, or in my packages?
For plain cmake packages or catkin you can use the CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE
variable which takes the exact same values as rosbuilds ROS_BUILD_TYPE


see http://www.cmake.org/Wiki/CMake_Useful_Variables#Compilers_and_Toolsfor
more info


> -Austin
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Ruben Smits, Phd
Chief Technology Officer
Intermodalics BVBA
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