[ros-users] resolving open REP-0122 issues

Thibault Kruse kruset at in.tum.de
Wed Jul 25 10:16:03 UTC 2012

On 07/25/2012 06:07 AM, Jack O'Quin wrote:
> Your proposal implies that every single program must be modified in 
> Groovy to use common_msgs/LaserScan, instead. Surely that is not your 
> intent. 
The proposal of Dirk is only that the installed 
sensor_msgs/msg/LaserScan.msg file goes into


If another message file uses sensor_msgs/LaserScan, then the
lookup should be able to find the file in

There are several ways in which that can be achieved, these alternatives
should be collected and then weighted according to different use cases
to chose the most suitable one.

One reason for all this could be that a stack as a unit of release
should not pollute the target installation more than necessary,
such that the trees it creates in bin/ lib/ share/ etc. have a
small namespace footprint.

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