[ros-release] proposal for changing the installation page on the wiki

Ugo Cupcic ugo at shadowrobot.com
Tue Sep 22 09:38:06 UTC 2015

Sounds good!

On 22 September 2015 at 10:46, Vincent Rabaud via ros-release <
ros-release at lists.ros.org> wrote:

> I am sad that good instructions for installing on non-Ubuntu platforms get
> lost over time (look at http://wiki.ros.org/fuerte/Installation,
> http://wiki.ros.org/groovy/Installation)
> I propose to change the ROS installation page to be installation method /
> OS / Linux distribution centric and not ROS distribution-centric.
> Why ? For coherence with the rest of the wiki (package centric) and the
> advantages it brings: people can see that effort was made at some point for
> their favorite method, installation methods for old ROS distros might still
> be valid (e.g. Gentoo ), and instructions won't have to be duplicated for
> different ROS distributions as most of it is usually the same (e.g. OSX)
> What next ? I propose a central page
> http://wiki.ros.org/Installation
> with all the previous Linux distros / OS icons we've detailed (e.g.
> http://wiki.ros.org/groovy/Installation had a bunch)
> Those icons would point to, e.g. :
> http://wiki.ros.org/Gentoo
> http://wiki.ros.org/Windows
> http://wiki.ros.org/SourceInstallation
> Each page would itself have the usual ROS-distro macro (
> http://wiki.ros.org/WikiMacros#Version) that we love so much.
> I guess copying the content of the current/old pages will be the way to go
> (compared to linking). We will obviously keep the old links / pages valid.
> Opinions ?
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