[ros-users] Multiple packages with similar functionalities (ueye camera)

Isaac Isao Saito iisaito at opensource-robotics.tokyo.jp
Wed Dec 4 13:08:25 UTC 2013

Following Kevin Hallenbeck's offering, I suggest to borrow his
repository to continue further discussion about unifying features that
are distributed over multiple ROS packages.


Please note, with a risk of sounding contradictory, that I'm not
forcing multiple packages with similar features to merge into a single
package (if I was doing so, that would be a very good counter example
of opensource advocate). It's just that I would appreciate as a user a
single package that comes with the most complete set of features.

If there's any good practice/mechanism in ROS or in opensource in
general to avoid package-collision like this, I think more than a few
of us would get interested in it (surprisingly Googling is sometimes
not just enough).


!Happy opensource robotics!

Isao Isaac Saito (齋藤功)
Software Engineer, Co-founder
TORK (Tokyo Opensource Robotics Kyokai Association, 東京オープンソースロボティクス協会)

On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 12:21 AM, Kevin Hallenbeck <kmhallen at oakland.edu> wrote:
> I develop the 'ueye' package, but I haven't touched it in about six months.
> It looks like each package has some strengths and weaknesses. I am willing
> to work on a unified package for uEye cameras that would include all of the
> features from these packages.
> Thanks,
> Kevin
> On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 9:54 AM, Isaac Isao Saito
> <iisaito at opensource-robotics.tokyo.jp> wrote:
>> ros-thusiasts,
>> for a camera called Ueye, I've seen at least 4 wiki pages for separate
>> ROS packages that provides interface with the device.
>> http://wiki.ros.org/iri_ueye_camera
>> http://wiki.ros.org/ueye
>> http://wiki.ros.org/ueye_cam
>> http://wiki.ros.org/ueyecamera
>> All of these are the result of great work of each developer. But
>> wouldn't it be even more useful if we only have one?
>> # It'd be so for us, since one of the robots that our software
>> (rtmros_nextage) supports comes with Ueye.
>> Thanks,
>> Isaac
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