[ros-users] ROS package git repository conventions?

Ken Conley kwc at willowgarage.com
Tue Aug 16 15:52:35 UTC 2011

On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 7:24 AM, Lorenzo Riano <lorenzo.riano at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have received some emails of people who wanted to run the rubik's cube
> stack, but they didn't want to pull the whole UU stack just because the
> rubik's stack depends on a single package in UU (OK it's a bit
> complicated...)
> Anyway, what I think would be interesting is to have the ROS indexer scan
> the packages of a (for example) GitHub user and retrieve all the stacks.
> This way Berkley, TUM, UU and so on will have an account on GitHub (or
> google code or whatever) with several repositories, each of them being a
> stack.

What is the argument for this over, say, git submodules?  There are
many issues on the implementation side of doing this, so I'm wondering
what the advantage would be.

 - Ken

> I hope this makes sense...
> Lorenzo
> On 15 August 2011 21:05, Ibrahim Awwal <ibrahim.awwal at berkeley.edu> wrote:
>> Hi ROS users,
>> We're considering/planning on switching to git/github for the Berkeley
>> ROS package. What are the conventions on structure and such that people
>> are using? With svn we have a url like this
>> http://ros.berkeley.edu/svn/berkeley-ros-pkg/ with all our stuff, with
>> git would it be preferrable to have one repo called berkeley-ros-pkg or
>> separate repos for each stack and maybe link them together with
>> submodules? What are other people doing that are using git? It seems
>> like at least TUM is using separate repos per project on their git repo
>> (which seems to be the much more sane route) but I was wondering if
>> there was any requirement to have something called foo-ros-pkg
>> somewhere. Thanks,
>> -Ibrahim
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