[ros-users] Structuring the Wiki

Dan Lazewatsky lazewatd at engr.orst.edu
Tue Jul 2 20:22:30 UTC 2013

I've noticed, both in my own experience, and from questions on ROS Answers,
that it can be very difficult to find alternative packages providing
similar functionality. There are some cases where lists are maintained by
hand (Camera drivers, for example [1]), but not everything receives this
level of love. One of the great things about ROS is its distributed nature
in terms of data source agnosticism, but finding drop in replacements even
when they exist can be tough.


[1] http://www.ros.org/wiki/Sensors/Cameras

On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 3:07 PM, David Lu!! <davidvlu at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey folks,
> In deference to this ROSCon talk [1], I'd like to propose a new way of
> adding organization to the wiki. Other wikis extensively use the Categories
> tool [2][3] to group similar articles, and doing so on ROSWiki would add
> another dimension to the wiki's cross-repository structure.
> Right now, the Category feature is underused [4]. I've set up an example
> on this page [5] using the new CategoryURDF tag [6]
> As mentioned in the CategoryTemplate, "To add a page to this category, add
> a link to this page on the last line of the page. You can add multiple
> categories to a page."
> Personally, I'd like to see some added for Navigation purposes with
> Categories for
>  * All global planners
>  * All local planners
>  * All move_base configurations [7]
> Do people think this is a reasonable direction for the wiki to go?
> -David V. Lu!!
> [1] http://vimeo.com/67559109
> [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Robotics_companies
> [3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Fictional_cats
> [4] http://ros.org/wiki/CategoryCategory
> [5] http://ww.ros.org/wiki/urdf/Examples
> [6] http://ros.org/wiki/CategoryURDF
> [7] http://ros.org/wiki/pr2_navigation
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