[ros-users] rospkg API review (REP 114)

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 21:21:45 UTC 2011

On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 4:40 PM, Ken Conley <kwc at willowgarage.com> wrote:
> Thanks to all who provided comments on the rospkg API.  Now that the comment
> deadline has passed, I have added a summary to the review page of
> proposed/adopted changes:
> http://www.ros.org/wiki/rospkg/Reviews/2011-09%20rospkg#Meeting_agenda
> I don't think it will be necessary to hold a formal meeting given that the
> changes are fairly simple.
> Most of the changes are minor or additions of missing APIs.   The main,
> breaking change being proposed is:
> rospkg.RosPack(ros_root='foo', ros_package_path='path1:path2')
> to
> rospkg.RosPack(path=['foo', 'path1:path2'])
> As well a similar changes to remove explicit knowledge of ROS_ROOT and
> ROS_PACKAGE_PATH from the RosPack/RosStack APIs.  The motivation for this
> change is forwards compatibility and versatility (see below).
> This change was proposed by Tully and I'm inclined to accept it barring any
> objections (which you may not in the normal "+1", "-1" style).


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