[ros-users] First Release of the OpenEmbedded Layer meta-ros (version 0.1)
Lukas.Bulwahn at bmw-carit.de
Fri Sep 6 13:14:55 UTC 2013
Since we kicked off the OpenEmbedded Layer meta-ros project in January this year, we have made much progress and are now happy to announce our first release of the OpenEmbedded Layer meta-ros. You can download the first release from https://github.com/bmwcarit/meta-ros/releases, or
follow the installation instructions on the ros wiki at http://wiki.ros.org/hydro/Installation/OpenEmbedded.
The OpenEmbedded Layer meta-ros features
- a general cross-compilation tool chain for catkin packages,
- 78 ROS packages, including all ros-comm packages, actionlib, nodelet_core, common_msgs, tf and image_transport,
- recipes for roscpp_tutorials and common_tutorials as examples for your own tool chain, and
- all provided packages are Hydro release versions (as set in hydro/release.yaml ).
With the OpenEmbedded Layer meta-ros, you can
- define the cross-compilation tool chain for your ROS packages with just a few lines, and
- build an embedded Linux system with your ROS application by typing a one-line shell command.
Standing on the shoulders of giants, the OpenEmbedded Layer meta-ros can be incorporated with the tools, board support packages and infrastructure of the OpenEmbedded/Yocto environment. For example, the OpenEmbedded/Yocto environment provides
- Board support packages for various architectures, boards, devices and emulators .
- The Hob graphical user interface that enables you to build and deploy a custom OS image easily.
- The Eclipse IDE Plug-in that integrates the application development and its toolchain into the Eclipse IDE.
The OpenEmbedded Layer meta-ros
- was tested for architectures arm, ppc, x86, x86-64 and on the Beagleboard and on the Trimslice board, and
- works with the OpenEmbedded-Core development branch, the Angstrom distribution and the Poky-dylan distribution with some minor patches.
Please report problems and issues to our github issue tracker , and follow our mailing list  or star the github project .
Enjoy ROS on your favorite embedded device!
Lukas Bulwahn, BMW Car IT GmbH
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