[ros-users] ROS Electric Emys RC1 Now Available

Tully Foote tfoote at willowgarage.com
Fri Aug 19 19:12:19 UTC 2011

ROS Electric Release Candidate 1 is now available. Thanks to all of you who
have participated in the ROS Electic Beta process. We have been able to fix
numerous issues as well as bring many more stacks into compatibility with

During this release candidate, we ask users of platforms like OS X, Arch,
Fedora, Gentoo, OpenSUSE, Debian, and Slackware to please verify the ROS
Electric installation
instructions<http://www.ros.org/wiki/electric/Installation>for those

A super mega thanks for this RC1 goes to:

   * Michael Karg, Severin Lemaignan, and Lorenz Mösenlechner: Python 3
support for major ROS libraries in order to support MORSE
   * William Woodall: OS X integration efforts
   * Thibault Kruset: widespread efforts with rosinstall, roslisp, and
   * Chris Mansley: rosinstall patches.

This RC1 is limited to robot-generic software. Users of specific robot
platforms like the PR2 should wait for system integrators to give the
go-ahead on those platforms.

For a list of updates that ROS Electric provides, please see the ROS
Electric Beta<http://www.ros.org/news/2011/07/ros-electric-beta-now-available.html>announcement.

Your Friendly Neighborhood ROS Team
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