[ros-users] Indigo buildfarm ready for releases

Mike Purvis mpurvis at clearpathrobotics.com
Thu Mar 27 16:23:31 UTC 2014

Those of us developing ssh'd to Parallels VMs don't mind it too much, but
it's definitely not a great story for fielded bots. For Husky, we'll
probably just supply a bootable thumbdrive that starts you over with

I'm wondering if the recommended plan for those needing a transition should
be to install Trusty, and then build /opt/ros/hydro from source. With the
parallel builder, that's a 30 minute job, and the end result is
functionally identical to having got it from apt.

On 27 March 2014 12:09, Jack O'Quin <jack.oquin at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 10:49 AM, Toris, Russell Charles <rctoris at wpi.edu>wrote:
>> I can see the logical reasoning behind targeting Indigo on Trusty, but I
>> do have concerns that it will also delay the community from adopting it. I
>> had to install Trusty on an extra computer just so that I could begin
>> Indigo migration since if I moved my main computer over I would be without
>> a supported ROS version.
> Yes. For individual developers this is just an annoyance because it takes
> away time we would rather spend on more productive activities.
> But, for a large organization attempting to maintain a stable platform for
> hundreds of users, the difficulties are much worse.
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>  joq
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