[ros-users] MoveIt! and Indigo

Adolfo Rodríguez Tsouroukdissian adolfo.rodriguez at pal-robotics.com
Fri Feb 28 09:02:37 UTC 2014

On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 12:33 AM, Sachin Chitta <robot.moveit at gmail.com>wrote:

> Dear MoveIt! and ROS users,
> I wanted to give you information about how MoveIt! will be dealing with
> the new ROS distro Indigo.
> Based on feedback from the MoveIt! survey conducted last year and prior
> experience from the PR2, we know that most robots seem to lag the most
> recent ROS release by a significant time period (a year or more sometimes).
> We would like to encourage MoveIt! adoption on more and more robots and
> also give people time to catch up but still be able to use the newest
> features in MoveIt! with their robot. We have used this information to
> formulate our strategy around ROS Indigo (at least in the near-term).
> We will *not* branch and develop separately for Indigo. The version of
> MoveIt! in Indigo will be a near copy of that in Hydro. New features,
> bug-fixes, etc. will continue to go into Hydro - there are almost always
> ways to do this without having to break API and we will try to maintain API
> stability. Everything new that is being released into Hydro will also be
> ported into Indigo releases. This will allow both users working with the
> latest distributions and users working with older distributions to keep
> using MoveIt!.
> Let me know if there are any questions/comments about this.

Are there any expected API breakages in the horizon?.


> Best Regards,
> Sachin
> Sachin Chitta
> Associate Director
> Robotics Systems and Software
> SRI International
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