[ros-users] Updated OpenNI driver available

Julius Kammerl jkammerl at willowgarage.com
Thu Nov 29 17:57:22 UTC 2012

Hi Oier,

it seems there is a groovy version of openni-launch at packages.ros.org 
available. Try to apt-get update.

Package: ros-groovy-openni-launch
Version: 1.8.1-s1353126842~precise
Architecture: amd64
Maintainer: Patrick Mihelich
Installed-Size: 79
Depends: ros-groovy-geometry (= 1.9.22-0precise-20121115-0540-+0000), 
ros-groovy-image-pipeline (= 1.9.10-0precise-20121117-0418-+0000), 
ros-groovy-nodelet-core (= 1.7.7-0precise-20121117-0342-+0000), 
ros-groovy-openni-camera (= 1.8.0-s1353124635~precise), libc6, 
build-essential, cmake, python-yaml, subversion
Priority: optional
Section: unknown
Size: 6750
SHA256: 33a244cc10bc39cc568119651ea9c9dec3dbdad3f4f055a252805cec78eec68e
SHA1: a1517d56cc8c52988e10c3066d572535c4282f08
MD5sum: b2553cbd6de58a533d3217c05b3f71c5
Description: Entry point for using OpenNI cameras in ROS
  Launch files to open an OpenNI device and load all nodelets to convert 
raw depth/RGB/IR streams to depth images, disparity images, and 
(registered) point clouds.
Wg-Rosdistro: groovy


On 11/29/2012 06:01 AM, Oier Mees wrote:
> Hi Julius,
> this is great news :-) By the way, is it possible that at the moment 
> there isn't any openni ros groovy package in the repository? I just 
> wanted to do "roslaunch openni_launch openni.launch" and found that I 
> don't have the package installed and can't find it in the repo.
> Cheers,
> Oier
> 2012/11/27 Julius Kammerl <jkammerl at willowgarage.com 
> <mailto:jkammerl at willowgarage.com>>
>     Hi ROS-users,
>     a new patched version of the OpenNI driver is available:
>     OpenNI
>     Sensor-primesense
>     Corresponding debs can be found on Jochen Sprickerhof's launchpad:
>     https://launchpad.net/~v-launchpad-jochen-sprickerhof-de/+archive/pcl
>     <https://launchpad.net/%7Ev-launchpad-jochen-sprickerhof-de/+archive/pcl>
>     This update fixes a bug that might occur when operating multiple
>     devices the same time and also fixes the XnSensorServer crashes under
>     Ubuntu Precise. Furthermore, we noticed improvements in start-up
>     speed.
>     We'll update the official ROS openni-dev debian beginning of next
>     week. It would be great, if you could give it a try and we are looking
>     forward to receiving your feedback.
>     Best regards,
>     Julius
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