[ros-users] Progress in rviz on OSX

Nicholas Butko nbutko at ucsd.edu
Mon Mar 7 02:25:32 UTC 2011


On a mailing list like this one, you're the pro. The good folks at WG have a lot on their plate, and can't really spend too much time on supporting OSX anyway. 

So if you have something you need done, it's very unlikely to do itself. We're the ones we've been waiting for =). 


On Mar 6, 2011, at 6:14 PM, Paul Vernaza wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 9:05 PM, Nicholas Butko <nbutko at ucsd.edu> wrote:
>> I didn't notice it before, but yes, I am getting this exact same warning.
>> Both libraries seem to be required, in the rviz will crash with
>> shared-library-not-loaded type errors if either one is removed.
>> There is also a message about reading general/display configuration from
>> ~/.rviz, which is a folder that doesn't exist. Presumably in this event it
>> gets created after first launch? In which case, it crashes before it gets
>> created.
> So, this is probably not as important as I suspected.  After digging
> around, it looks like the problem is that Ogre assumes you are going
> to render into a Mac-native window, and not a X window.  The solution
> would therefore be to get Ogre to use the GLX render system as opposed
> to the OSX render system.  Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this is
> a supported configuration on the Mac, but it's probably not that
> difficult to do...  I've been hacking around with this, but if I find
> it's too much trouble, I may just give up and leave it to the pros for
> now :).
> Paul
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