[ros-users] MoveIt!: A New Year, A New Website, A New Movie

Javier V Gómez engjotauve at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 19:31:58 UTC 2014

Hi Sachin,

Thank you for your response.

The correct link 
was http://moveit.ros.org/wiki/Capabilities#Environment_Representation So I 
meant the Environment Representation Cabaility. This is just an example. I 
have not navigated too much into the new documentation but I could not find 
this one, more concretely the RViz 
plugin: http://moveit.ros.org/wiki/Environment_Representation/Rviz

Another example is that the new documentation refers to the old wiki for 
robot simulation: http://moveit.ros.org/wiki/PR2/Gazebo/Quick_Start and 
this is a point I am very interested in.

I will keep reporting if I find other missing points I consider important.

As an starting userin MoveIt!, my feeling is that the new documentation is 
much more focused on working with the API than just using MoveIt! from 
already built packages. I insist this is just my feeling, and I do not know 
if it will be the same for others.

I am not saying that it is better/worse. I just mean that in my opinion it 
looks harder for beginners to get into the feeling of MoveIt!.

Anyway, you guys are doing a very impressive job!

Best regards!


El viernes, 7 de marzo de 2014 18:57:42 UTC+1, Sachin Chitta escribió:
> Hi Javier,
> We made an effort to move a lot of the information from the wiki to the 
> website. It would help if you could point out exact pieces of information 
> that you would like to see on the new website that are currently missing 
> (your link points to a large page, a lot of the information from there is 
> already on the new website) - is there a particular 
> description/explanation/tutorial you would like to see in there? Just let 
> us know and we'll be glad to move it soon - the documentation is meant for 
> users and we love user feedback. Note that there are multiple places on the 
> new website for most of the information:
> Concepts - http://moveit.ros.org/documentation/concepts/
> Tutorials - http://moveit.ros.org/documentation/tutorials/
> FAQs - http://moveit.ros.org/documentation/faqs/
> Code API - http://moveit.ros.org/code-api/
> Also note that we have been putting most of the tutorials next to the code 
> using Sphinx documentation. This is to allow pull requests for the 
> tutorials so they are easier to update.
> Best Regards,
> Sachin
> On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 2:51 AM, Javier V Gómez <engjo... at gmail.com<javascript:>
> > wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> I am reopening this thread since I have a question about the new website: 
>> In the previous site there were a lot of information easy to understand 
>> which I cannot find in the new website. For example, the Environment 
>> Representation capability ( http://moveit.ros.org/wiki/Capabilities )
>> Is this because the new website is not yet with all the documentation or 
>> because these parts are not being included in the new site?
>> My point is that although the new website looks better, I find it much 
>> difficult to learn to use MoveIt! from scratch than with the previous site.
>> Thank you.
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