[ros-users] resolving open REP-0122 issues

Jonathan Bohren jonathan.bohren at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 20:37:25 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 10:20 PM, Dirk Thomas <dthomas at willowgarage.com>wrote:

> Like the previous buildsystem catkin is aware of stacks and processes the
> stack.xml files.
> But in contrast to rosbuild catkin does not know anything about packages.
> It only uses CMake projects (which might correspond what has been packages
> before in a lot of cases - but does not have to).

So... in other words, at the moment, the notion of a "ros package" will
cease to exist in Groovy?

> I.e. a manifest.xml file is just a plain file which usually gets installed.

Right now the manifest.xml is the only thing that defines an atomic build
unit in ROS, will this notion just be replaced with CMake projects going
forward with the current catkin setup?

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