[ros-users] [Orocos-Dev] problems running recent KDL versions with ROS

Ruben Smits ruben.smits at mech.kuleuven.be
Fri Feb 11 23:38:51 UTC 2011


On Friday 11 February 2011 19:59:50 Wim Meeussen wrote:
> Marcus,
> > But the suggestion of Ruben seems promising, especially because that
> > package has a different name. So, hopefully my code gets forced to take
> > the new stuff in orocos_kdl, instead of using old things from the kdl
> > package. We will try that out and will report about the results.
> When you add a new kdl package with a different name, just make sure
> that your own package does not depend on the ros kdl package.  So make
> sure your package does not depend on any other ros package that
> directly or indirectly depends on the ros kdl package.  Depending on
> both kdl packages would cause the include flags of both kdl packages
> to get propagated to your package, resulting in lots of trouble ;-)

How long will WillowGarage stick to the old kdl package in the geometry stack? 
Is there still a compelling reason why you do not want to use the orocos_kdl 
package in the orocos_kinematics_dynamics stack? How do you get bugfixes from 
the orocos_kdl package into the geometry/kdl package?

> Wim

-- Ruben

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