[ros-users] defining interfaces for GPS way-points and mapping

Michael Carroll carroll.michael at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 22:13:57 UTC 2011

I would also be interested in helping development with GPS-related
utilities.  We have done quite a bit of work with SatNav systems and I
definitely have some input as to the workings of a topography stack.


On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 16:32, Jack O'Quin <jack.oquin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 11:19 AM, Ken Conley <kwc at willowgarage.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 9:08 AM, Jack O'Quin <jack.oquin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> For me, the most convenient repository would be ros-pkg. I believe it
>>> should go there eventually, so we might as well work there until the
>>> new stack is ready to release. I doubt anyone at WG would oppose
>>> adding a "topography" stack (or whatever we choose to call it) to
>>> ros-pkg, as long as we commit to maintaining it and provide good
>>> documentation. (I am willing to create or maintain a different repo if
>>> y'all prefer someplace different.)
>> We're (very) slowly moving stack development off the unified 'ros-pkg'
>> repository mainly due to the fact that we prefer our kforge backend to
>> the gforge backend, but that's the only (minor) pushback on using the
>> ros-pkg repository.
> That's useful input, Ken.
> I don't know the future plans. I'm not even completely clear what
> gforge and kforge mean. I see collections of project hosting software
> by those names. I also see kforge.ros.org, which appears to be a
> kforge site. I guess code.ros.org must be a gforge site. If so, I
> agree that gforge is a bit clunky.
> If the new stack will not end up in ros-pkg, then it makes no sense to
> start out there. I see advantages to being hosted at WG, but only
> where it fits the direction you are going.
> What do you recommend?
> Is kforge.ros.org a reasonable candidate?
> --
>  joq
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