[ros-release] ROS Groovy EOL Planning

William Woodall william at osrfoundation.org
Tue Aug 26 19:02:31 UTC 2014

With just a brief glance, it sounds like this might be related:


Then again maybe not.

On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 9:12 AM, Shaun Edwards <shaun.edwards at gmail.com>

> All,
> It looks like several packages(ROS-I, PR2, and others) are held on Quantal
> due to a failure in arm-navigation-experimental.  I'm working on tracking
> down the issue.  The build logs complain about a parser issue on
> BOOST:JOIN.  I found this helpful link:
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15455178/qt4-cgal-parse-error-at-boost-join.
>  It appears to be a bug in QT, that has been fixed, but maybe not on
> Quantal?  I'm quickly getting out of my element, so I figured I'd see if
> anybody else already tackled this problem.
> Shaun
> On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 7:04 PM, Tully Foote <tfoote at osrfoundation.org>
> wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> With Indigo Igloo released, and as we prepare to setup the infrastructure
>> for Jade Turtle, Groovy Galapagos has now reached it’s End-of-Life.  We are
>> looking at turning the groovy jobs off on the buildfarm in the near future,
>> after which the groovy packages will still be available, however we will no
>> longer be able to build updated packages or documentation.  As such I’d
>> like to suggest that groovy maintainers take a few minutes and verify that
>> documentation and packages for groovy are stable and if there’s anything
>> outstanding which should be taken care of, that the groovy maintainers do
>> so now.
>> There are almost 100 updated packages queued for release which we would
>> like to get out.  However there are several packages currently regressing
>> on the groovy debbuild status page. [1]
>>  We will plan to release groovy a week from Friday, September 3rd, with
>> as many update to packages as possible. After which we will freeze new
>> releases into groovy.  As with any releases there is a chance of
>> regression. So we will keep the buildfarm operational for the remainder of
>> September, but only accept regression patch fixes. After which all groovy
>> jobs will be turned off.
>> If you have any feedback, questions, or suggestions please let us know.
>> Tully
>> [1] http://www.ros.org/debbuild/groovy.html?q=regression
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William Woodall
ROS Development Team
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