[ros-users] Rosinstall files calling other rosinstall files

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Fri Oct 21 14:30:54 UTC 2011

On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 3:46 AM, Daniel Stonier <d.stonier at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Pretty sure this can't be done with the current yaml so I guess it falls in
> the area of a feature request.
> e.g. envisioning a rosinstall file that would look something like:
> - other:
>     local-name: /opt/ros/electric/ros
> - other:
>     local-name: ycs
>     uri: http://rnd.yujinrobot.com/ycs.rosinstall
> - svn:
>     local-name: win_ros
>     uri: https://win-ros-pkg.googlecode.com/svn/stacks/win_ros/trunk
> - git:
>     uri: https://github.com/stonier/qt_ros.git
>     local-name: qt_ros
>     version: master
> where ycs.rosinstall conveniently collects and maintains its own working
> set. This would be fairly convenient to our workflow, would it be a useful
> addition for others in general?

+1 Seems useful.

Perhaps it could be added as a new type (in addition to "other",
"svn", "git", "hg"). I'd suggest "include".

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