[ros-users] ROS Best Practices

Christian Dornhege dornhege at informatik.uni-freiburg.de
Fri Jul 22 12:25:09 UTC 2011


I have started a page on 
http://www.ros.org/wiki/UsingThirdPartyLibraries listing rosdep and 
wrapper packages as options.

I currently claim that rosdep is preferred over wrapper packages. If 
that is wrong, could someone please correct it or tell me to correct it.

On 2011-07-21 18:35, Brian Gerkey wrote:
> hi,
> Here's a new wiki page for linking to known best practices, and for
> posting requests for new best practices to be described:
>   http://www.ros.org/wiki/BestPractices
> Excerpt:
> ---
> ROS was designed to be maximally flexible, starting with the mantra,
> "we don't wrap your main()." This flexibility has surely contributed
> to the growth of the user and developer community, allowing ROS to be
> used on a wide variety of platforms, in myriad ways.
> But, with a few years under our collective belt, the community has
> matured to a point where "best practices" are in demand. We're not
> talking about standards, but rather statements of how best to achieve
> common tasks with ROS. Best practices are advice to developers on how
> to design, build, and configure ROS systems, with the goal of
> improving efficiency, interoperability, and shared understanding of
> those systems.
> ---
> Please help out by requesting or providing advice!

Best regards,
   Christian Dornhege
Institute of Computer Science
Research Group Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
Georges-Köhler-Allee 52
79110 Freiburg
Phone: 0761 203 8074

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