[ros-users] GSoC 2013

Stephen Brawner brawner at gmail.com
Tue Apr 23 17:41:53 UTC 2013

That is great you are interested in helping out. Please email the Google
Summer of Code group at OSRF with your questions and interest.

gsoc2013 at osrfoundation.org

On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 4:55 AM, Ankur Sinha <sanjay.ankur at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I was looking through the list of suggested topics on the gsoc page[1]
> and ran into this one:
> "Develop ROS independent library for system dependency resolution"
> I was wondering if I could maybe have some more information on this. For
> instance, is the end goal something like "packagekit"[2], that can sit
> on top of the various package managers and make system libraries easier
> to install? Packagekit doesn't have it's own dep solver, it just calls
> the various package managers in it's back-end and lets them do their
> thing. Quoting the website: "Formally, PackageKit is a D-Bus abstraction
> layer that allows the session user to manage packages in a secure way
> using a cross-distro, cross-architecture API." From the description of
> the gsoc project, a lot of work seems to already have been done in
> packagekit. (There's a command line packagekit client too, it isn't just
> a GUI)
> I'm a fedora package maintainer, part of the fedora robotics sig and
> have been assisting Rich Mattes with packaging Fuerte for Fedora. I'm
> currently reviewing the packages he puts up. I'm therefore aware of some
> of the challenges that need to be overcome to get ROS easily deployed on
> $random_distro. I'm a masters by research student at the University of
> Technology, Sydney. I'm using ROS for my research which uses the PR2 as
> a platform (hence my interest in ROS). My research is to do with
> navigation, where I focus on biological inspired navigation (head
> cells/place cells/continuous attractor neural networks and the sort)
> [1] http://wiki.osrfoundation.org/gsoc13
> [2] http://www.packagekit.org/pk-intro.html
> --
> Thanks,
> Warm regards,
> Ankur: "FranciscoD"
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> Looking to contribute to Fedora? Look here:
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