[ros-users] ROS Electric Beta now available

Wim Meeussen meeussen at willowgarage.com
Mon Aug 1 17:26:55 UTC 2011


> Thanks to Mike Ferguson who pointed me to the ChangeList
> (http://www.ros.org/wiki/robot_model/ChangeList) on the ROS Wiki that
> allowed me to answer my own question--yes, the URDF package has been
> reorganized in Electric (beta) and check_urdf is now in urdf_parser.

This is actually a "bug", the user experience when working with the
urdf package should not have changed. The re-organization of the
robot_model stack was done to support parsing of both URDf and COLLADA
files into a urdf object. This means you can use your existing
urdf-based code and feed it either URDF or COLLADA files.  I re-added
the check_urdf tool in the urdf stack; the tool now supports both URDF
and COLLADA files, and will go out in the next release.

Hope this didn't cause too much inconvenience.


Wim Meeussen
Willow Garage Inc.

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