[ros-users] PCL integration with ROS Indigo

William Woodall william at osrfoundation.org
Wed Apr 9 00:27:55 UTC 2014

Bill Morris @LucidOne <https://github.com/LucidOne> and Paul Bovbel
@paulbovbel <https://github.com/paulbovbel> have offered to take over
maintaining the PCL ROS packages!

I just wanted to thank them again for lending a hand.


On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 5:43 PM, William Woodall
<william at osrfoundation.org>wrote:

> Hi guys,
> tl;dr I am looking for new maintainers for pcl_ros[1], pcl_msgs[2], and
> pcl_conversions[3].
> In the past low level ROS packages depended on PCL in order to iterate
> over point clouds. For Indigo, there is a generic point cloud iterator
> available in common_msgs:
> https://github.com/ros/common_msgs/pull/16
> This should allow many packages to drop a dependency on PCL in Indigo, and
> so it makes PCL less of a critical dependency for the core of ROS.
> Up until now, I have taken over maintenance of the PCL related ROS
> packages (pcl_ros, pcl_msgs, and pcl_conversions) because we desperately
> needed them. However, I don't really make sense as a maintainer for this
> code base because I rarely use PCL anymore and I believe my time would be
> better spent in other areas. Therefore I am not going to be maintaining
> these packages in Indigo, and I am looking for some people from both the
> ROS and PCL communities to step up and maintain these packages.
> The responsibilities you would be inheriting include:
> - Releasing the packages into Indigo for the first time
> - Releasing new versions with patches throughout the Indigo lifetime
> - Watching for and responding to new issues/pull requests on the
> repositories
> Note that you do not have to fulfill every enhancement request or fix
> every minor bug, but you should be responding to and categorizing the
> incoming issues.
> The benefit to you is that you get authority over the packages and get a
> say in how they are developed (if you wish to do that), and you get
> notoriety as the maintainer of such a fundamental package.
> If you are interested helping out with these packages please send me an
> email or send an email to the ros-release at lists.ros.org mailing list if
> you are interested in co-maintaining and would like to find a another
> co-maintainer.
> Thanks,
> [1] https://github.com/ros-perception/perception_pcl
> [2] https://github.com/ros-perception/pcl_msgs
> [3] https://github.com/ros-perception/pcl_conversions
> --
> William Woodall
> ROS Development Team
> william at osrfoundation.org
> http://williamjwoodall.com/

William Woodall
ROS Development Team
william at osrfoundation.org
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