[ros-users] [Orocos-users] Joint controller manager

Herman Bruyninckx Herman.Bruyninckx at mech.kuleuven.be
Thu Jan 31 07:09:22 UTC 2013

On Wed, 30 Jan 2013, Tully Foote wrote:

> Hi Herman, 
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 10:25 AM, Herman Bruyninckx
> <Herman.Bruyninckx at mech.kuleuven.be> wrote:
>       On Wed, 30 Jan 2013, Adolfo Rodríguez Tsouroukdissian wrote:
>       [...]
>             On another note, since a few people have shown an interest to
>             participate in this
>             effort, how about keeping design discussions here, but using
>             the ROS/Orocos Robot
>             Control Special Interest Group [2]
> A forum is an order of magnitude less reactive than a forum...
>       created by Jonathan to discuss the
>       who-does-what-and-when, and not spam this list as much?. So sign up
>       if you want to
>       participate!.
> I don't see why this very technically grounded and socially well conducted
> discussion can considered to be spam... The only suggestion I would make is
> to continue on the -dev mailinglists, exactly because of the technicalities
> and the focus on new developments.
> Jon and Adolfo's suggestion is the ROS equivalent of a more classic -dev list.  Because
> of the wide variety of topic of interest to the greater ROS community, we setup these
> special interest groups to help maintain focus and allow people to choose to join
> conversations they care about, and not fill everyone's inbox with long detailed
> discussions of topics not of interest to them. Our choice to structure things this way
> is based on feedback from the past that when the mailing list becomes too high volume
> people unsubscribe, even core active developers would auto archive the mailing list if
> not unsubscribe.  
> It might be good to switch to the SIG from ros-users and if the orocos community would
> prefer we could use the orocos-dev mailing list as well.  

I would prefer that, indeed. And I just did replace the orocos-users
address by orocos-dev.

> Generally double posting
> conversations leads to accidentally only replying to one of the forums leaving a bunch
> of people out of the loop until it's noticed.  Also it makes searching for content much
> harder as there ends up requiring two places to look through the history in case
> something is relevant but not crossposted.  

So...? Inevitable, I think, when there is no obvious "best" place to have a
particular discussion...

> Tully 


>             ...I'll now go back and do my part checking out the code
>             Jonathan shared yesterday.
>             Adolfo,
>             [1] https://github.com/pal-robotics/orocos_controller_manager
>             [2]
>             https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/ros-robot-control-sig
>                   Best,
>                   Wim

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