[ros-release] Packages blocking TurtleBot in Kinetic

Tully Foote tfoote at osrfoundation.org
Thu May 5 19:28:00 UTC 2016

On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 11:00 AM, Jack O'Quin <jack.oquin at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 12:40 PM, Tully Foote <tfoote at osrfoundation.org>
> wrote:
>> Hi Jack,
>> It is needed for supporting some of the Kinect variants, not all of them
>> work with OpenNI. It's also been a little easier to support exotic
>> computing platforms with this driver. I'd prefer to keep the Kinect support
>> for the TurtleBot for now.
>> There is a rosdep for libfreenect-dev
>> https://github.com/ros/rosdistro/blob/master/rosdep/base.yaml#L1483
>> which I hope could replace the libfreenect ros package.
>> http://wiki.ros.org/libfreenect but is not necessary.
>> I hope rereleasing will be just a few minutes since there's been no
>> changes for a long time and we can just move on.
> No problem. Just trying to avoid a little maintenance work, if possible.
> :-)
>> We chose for the TurtleBot maintenance load to only do the LTS releases
>> which is why we didn't push to have this released into Jade.
> Good idea. I suppose we should release to Jade as well as Kinetic.

If it works w/o any changes it would be great. If it's extra work, maybe
wait for requests to avoid the extra maintenance. Jade's approaching EOL


> --
>  joq
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