[ros-users] experimental camera packages moved to camera_drivers/trunk

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Mon May 10 15:42:26 UTC 2010

> On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 7:40 AM, Dejan Pangercic
> <dejan.pangercic at gmail.com> wrote:
>> this action now kicked out all bellow mentioned packages from the ROS
>> latest (tag).
>> Which brings me to the question about how do the ROS trunk and ROS
>> latest then relate to each other?

On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 10:09 AM, Brian Gerkey <gerkey at willowgarage.com> wrote:
> We use the 'latest' tag on a stack to indicate the latest release of
> that stack.  As far as I can tell, camera_drivers_experimental hasn't
> been released, so I wouldn't expect it to have been available via a
> 'latest' tag.  Where were you checking it out from?

Right. The camera_drivers_experimental stack has never been released,
and probably never will be.

Formerly, people where checking that stack out here (the former source
of the wiki page):


Now the wiki sources for camera1394, camera_info_manager, and
swissranger_camera are here:


The camera_drivers trunk has not been released to "latest" since this
recent move, but Blaise has suggested releasing it Real Soon Now.

Meanwhile, Box Turtle users should get the interim
camera_drivers_experimental stack here:


The ros.org/wiki/camera1394 page has been updated to mention the Box
Turtle version and our intended development road map.

I apologize for the confusion, Dejan. There did not seem to be any
better alternatives, once we decided to begin the release review
process. People are still figuring out the process for releasing
ros-pkg code developed outside Willow Garage, but not from an external

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