[ros-users] REP 114: rospkg standalone library

Brian Gerkey gerkey at willowgarage.com
Tue Aug 23 01:28:19 UTC 2011


What should we do with rospack?  Seems like the same reasoning that
leads to splitting out rospkg would suggest separate packaging of
rospack (and rosstack).


On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 2:48 PM, 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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