[ros-release] Most of previous pre-release tests have failed

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Wed Oct 2 17:50:46 UTC 2013

On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 10:54 PM, Mike Purvis
<mpurvis at clearpathrobotics.com>wrote:

> Discoverability of information on the ROS wiki is pretty big problem,
> IMO—there could almost be an entire SIG for documentation, with the
> objective of finding, updating, and drawing attention to resources like the
> regression_tests page referenced above.

A documentation team would help, and I am happy to participate.

But, I do not think the ROS documentation problem can be solved without
serious OSRF coordination. Until at least one core developer has
documentation as the top-priority task, things will continue to become ever
more murky.

A simple starting point could even just be a banner or something which pops
> up every day over the wiki with a new suggested read, eg:
> - "Releasing debs of your package is easier than you think. Click here for
> an entry-level tutorial."
> - "Submit your package idea for an API review, and receive suggestions
> from ROS experts. Click for details."
> - "Did you know? The ROS community servers can build and test your
> packages as you make commits to them. Click for details on continuous
> integration."
> - "Did you know? The roslaunch_add_file_check macro can check your package
> for missing launch file dependencies."
> - "The best packages have great documentation. An example of this is the
> xxxx package."
> Heck, could almost just be a twitter account.

An excellent idea, Mike!

I suggest ros-users, instead of twitter. We need to get these messages out
to the wider ROS community, and that's the best place to reach most of them.
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