[ros-users] [rfc] split turtle_teleop in turtle_teleop_joy and turtle_teleop_key

Rene Ladan r.c.ladan at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 21:00:29 UTC 2010

Hi all,

I was wondering how useful it would be to split the current
turtle_teleop package into a turtle_teleop_joy and a turtle_teleop_key
package? Currently I see two advantages and one disadvantage:
+ people who don't have a suitable joystick can skip building some
dependent packages (cwiid, joy, ps3joy, spacenav, spacenav_node, wiimote).
+ some of the joystick nodes currently Linux-specific code, which means
they won't compile on other operating systems out of the box.
- overhead of an extra package.

On my FreeBSD laptop I just commented out the above dependencies from
turtle_teleop/manifest.xml and also commented out the turtle_teleop_joy
line from turtle_teleop/CMakelists.txt, after which the tutorial works
fine. I do have an USB-XBox360 controller, so I could look into patching
the offending nodes.



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