[ros-users] Making message transport more modular?

Karan, Cem F CIV (US) cem.f.karan.civ at mail.mil
Thu May 24 13:52:44 UTC 2012

I'd definitely support this; I've been wanting to experiment with SCTP
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stream_Control_Transmission_Protocol) as a
transport layer, but had no idea how to get it working with ROS.  Having
some well-supported interface in ROS to tie in new transports would make
that MUCH easier!

Cem Karan

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>Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 09:53:21 +0200
>From: Cedric Pradalier <cedric.pradalier at gmail.com>
>To: User discussions <ros-users at code.ros.org>
>Subject: [ros-users] Making message transport more modular?
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>Hi all,
>I'd like to float the following idea: I was wondering if there is some
>interest in making ROS transport layer more modular (or maybe just
>improving the documentation on the current modularity and integration with
>the XMLRPC...).
>The rationale behind this idea is two-fold:
>- first, to make it easier to address the recurring questions about ROS
>having transport X (replace X with shared memory, multicasting, morse
>land mail, ... ) or even using an other middleware for transport.
>- second, some companies have very good transport layers addressing issues
>such as real-time, quality of service, different medium,... but without
>ecosystem of apps in ROS. It could be nice to offer a way to integrate
>these features. Maybe there is a link between this questions and moving
>towards an enterprise version of ROS.
>I'm not going to be pushy about these features, but I would be happy to
>contribute or coordinate a SIG if there is enough interest (and support
>from WG).
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