[ros-users] New BRIDE release 0.2.0

Bubeck, Alexander Alexander.Bubeck at ipa.fraunhofer.de
Mon Apr 15 08:36:13 UTC 2013

Hi ros-users and bride-users,  

I would like to announce the new release of BRIDE for ROS.  

In addition to multiple small fixes these are the new features of the 0.2.0 release:

* Graphical creation of System models: Components can now be added graphically to the system model. No xml hacking any more!

* Coordinator development: You can develop state machines in BRIDE now, so called Coordinator Components. They make use of the Capability Components in you system by triggering actionservers or serviceclients. The Coordinator models are code generated into SMACH components and appear as regular components in the system diagram.

* Action support in code generation: ActionServers are now auto-generated. Only the execution_callback has to be implemented in the user code in the corresponding user_code section.

* Standalone compiler: In the bride_compiler package there is a standalone compiler to use the code generation without Eclipse. Code generation can also be triggered by running "make regen" in the terminal for updating after changes in the model.

As the templates are in the separate bride_templates package, it is now easier to recommend changes in the templates and improve them in smaller iterations.

As usual the installation instructions are on the http://www.ros.org/wiki/bride/ wiki page and the updated tutorials are at http://www.ros.org/wiki/bride/Tutorials/. The binary releases are currently in the build pipeline and should be available soon.

Feel free to give feedback directly, by mailing-list or post bugs and feature requests at https://github.com/ipa320/bride/issues.

Best regards,


Dipl.-Ing. Alexander Bubeck
Project Manager and Research Associate
Fraunhofer IPA, Robot and Assistive Systems
Nobelstraße 12,
70569 Stuttgart, Germany  

Phone: +49 (0) 711 970-1314
Fax: + 49 (0) 711 970-1008
alexander.bubeck at ipa.fraunhofer.de (mailto:alexander.bubeck at ipa.fraunhofer.de)

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