[ros-users] Interest and proposal intention survey for a ROS Handbook

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 15:22:48 UTC 2014

On Oct 23, 2014 7:50 AM, "Rich Mattes" <richmattes at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 4:27 AM, Dave Coleman <davetcoleman at gmail.com>
>> > but something that's badly needed from Clearpath's perspective is a
modern take on what the parts are which make up a typical ROS robot.
>> Its unfortunate that creating better online ROS wiki documentation isn't
more prestigious or having any monetary reward as a book does, because in
this day and age that is what ROS, and most software projects, really need.
I've put a good amount of effort into editing the wiki but it does get
tiring. Perhaps having better author attribution on the ROS wiki's
conceptual pages would be more motivating.
> Would it help to create a documentation SIG?  Would there be enough
interest in one to keep it going?  I'd imagine such a SIG could coordinate
> * Explicitly document ROS conventions, providing references to REPs where
appropriate (base_link and map frames, coordinate systems, naming schemes,
> * Transition useful conventions to REPs where appropriate
> * Identify common ROS use cases and create tutorials for them as Mike
> * Update existing tutorials when new ROS releases come out
> * Update existing tutorials to be more useful in general
> * Poke package maintainers and developers for {more,better,any}
documentation of their packages
> A lot of the above exists already scattered around the wiki, but I think
a concerted effort to tie it all together and fill in the blanks would be
beneficial.  If there's interest, I can set up a mailing list, SIG wiki
page, and get things started.

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