[ros-users] REP 3: Target Platforms updates for Fuerte and Groovy

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 18:45:07 UTC 2011

On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 12:42 PM, Ken Conley <kwc at willowgarage.com> wrote:
> The "Thirdparty library normalization and Target Platforms" SIG [1]
> has met and come up with the proposed update for REP 3, Target
> Platforms.  REP 3 defines which Ubuntu distribution releases we will
> target, as well as sets the low-water mark for major system library
> compatibility (e.g. Python, Boost).   The high-level summary of our
> discussion is that Groovy, rather than Fuerte, will be the major
> transitional release, and that we are proposing to drop both Maverick
> and Natty support for Fuerte.  Lucid will still be supported as it is
> the latest LTS.


I see the advantage of dropping Natty, although one could easily argue
for continuing it since Ubuntu will still support it in that time
frame. It's better for most people, perhaps inconvenient for a few.

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