[ros-users] New Documentation Generation and Indexing for ros.org

Patrick Goebel patrick at pirobot.org
Tue Nov 6 03:36:27 UTC 2012

Thanks Christian,

So I guess I need to go back and add the header manually to each wiki 
page for now.


On 11/05/2012 01:59 AM, Christian Dornhege wrote:
> On 03.11.2012 14:02, Patrick Goebel wrote:
>> Sorry to be so dense everyone, but can someone tell me if packages that
>> have long existed in the indexer for ROS Electric (e.g. pi_face_tracker)
>> need to be resubmitted to ros-users to have the correct header created
>> on the Wiki page?  At the moment, all my old Wiki pages have the
>> following message at the top even for Electric:
>> Cannot load information on*name: pi_face_tracker, distro: electric*,
>> which means that it is not yet in our index. Please seethis page
>> <http://www.ros.org/wiki/Get%20Involved#Indexing_Your_.2A-ros-pkg_Repository_for_Documentation_Generation>for 
>> information on how to submit your repository to our index.
>> And it appears that it is not just my packages but others (e.g.
>> face_recognition).  Or is the new requirement that the package has to
>> exist as a Debian package?
> It is the same for our packages. Let me quote Eitan's reply to my 
> question:
> On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 5:57 AM, Christian Dornhege 
> <dornhege at informatik.uni-freiburg.de> wrote:
> > Was this behavior maybe changed at some time? I remember it indexing 
> our trunk/ URL. Now it seems that only the packages are indexed that 
> have been released as debs.
> The behavior for electric documentation always worked this way. 
> However, there was a separate indexer that ran off of rosinstall files 
> documenting whatever was in them, but that is no longer run in favor 
> of the new system. It's possible that this old indexer produced your 
> headers and documentation, but the docs for electric specifically were 
> never generated. With the old wiki, no one would have noticed this as 
> per-distro browsing wasn't something that was really possible to do. 
> The old indexer job was kind of weird to begin with since it could 
> allow for documentation to be mixed between distros... leading to some 
> weird effects.
> Best,
>   Christian
>> Thanks!
>> patrick
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