[ros-users] REP 114: rospkg standalone library

Michael Carroll carroll.michael at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 03:00:45 UTC 2011

I +100 this REP.

Thanks Ken

On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 16:48, Ken Conley <kwc at willowgarage.com> wrote:

> I have posted a draft REP 114: rospkg standalone library. It is
> intended as a rewrite of the roslib Python library, this time with a
> publicly supported API.  It is also standalone, i.e. it can be
> installed separately from ROS.  The intent for this library is to
> support develop of ROS tools that are decoupled from a particular ROS
> distribution release as well as become the basis for future ROS tool
> bootstrapping.
> http://www.ros.org/reps/rep-0114.html
> At its heart it can be thought of as a Python rospack/rosstack, though
> it goes a little beyond that.   The first targeted use of the rospkg
> library is a rewrite of the rosdep library to also be standalone.
> The REP notes current open questions/issues for discussion.
> I have also written documentation here:
> http://www.ros.org/doc/api/rospkg/html/sphinx/html/
> It includes the start of a developer's guide for those that wish to
> also develop/maintain this library.  As this library may become the
> bootstrap library for ROS in the future, I encourage those that are
> interested to get involved.
> cheers,
> Ken
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