[ros-users] Jade Beta

William Woodall william at osrfoundation.org
Wed May 6 20:55:17 UTC 2015

Hi everyone,

For everyone out there that has been working on the documentation for Jade,
first of all thanks! Second of all, I just wanted to let everyone know I
just updated the ROS distro versioned blocks on the wiki to accept the
`_and_newer` and the `_and_older` suffixes. This should make it easier to
have sections of your wiki pages that stay up to date version to version,
and should be generally more flexible. Please have a look at the updated



On Fri, May 1, 2015 at 6:03 PM, William Woodall <william at osrfoundation.org>

> Hi guys,
> tl;dr: Jade beta is out!
> ----
> I'm happy to announce we're now in the Jade Beta! We're a few days behind
> schedule, but thanks to the hard work of all our contributors we've now got
> all of desktop-full released into Jade and available on packages.ros.org.
> Even though we're a bit behind schedule, we would like to try and keep the
> original release date of May 23rd (also world turtle day [1] :D). That
> gives us just under 23 days until the release. We'll keep that date unless
> we run into a show stopper within desktop-full.
> So between now and then I would encourage everyone who is able to:
>    - Install `ros-jade-desktop-full` on Ubuntu and test out packages you
>    regularly use.
>    - Testing on other platforms is also appreciated!
>    - Try out any documentation that you can, including tutorials, package
>    wiki pages, and generated code docs.
>    - Continue releasing packages and fill out the gaps between Jade and
>    Indigo where possible.
> If you find any issues while testing, please locate the issue tracker
> (usually on the corresponding wiki page for the package, e.g.
> wiki.ros.org/rviz) and report the issue there.
> Auditing documentation is more challenging just because there is so much
> of it and searching on the wiki does not always make it easy to find pages
> with distribution specific content. So to help with this, I've done some
> special searches locally on the wiki's web server and compiled a list of
> pages which _may_ need to be updated for Jade:
> https://github.com/ros/rosdistro/issues/8284
> So if you have time, please look at that list, and do a spot check on any
> pages that you use or have used in the past. Many of the core documentation
> pages are absent from that list because I've compiled them separately in a
> GitHub issue here:
> https://github.com/ros/rosdistro/issues/6878
> Finally, if you are trying to release a package for Jade and the
> dependencies are not there yet, please contact the maintainers or ask for
> help on ros-release at lists.ros.org.
> Thanks again to everyone who helped get the Jade beta out (mostly) on time.
> Cheers,
> P.S. Only ros-jade-desktop is available on armhf right now, we're waiting
> on an updated set of gazebo5 debs and then we'll have desktop-full on armhf
> as well. Also, armhf is Trusty only right now.
> P.S.S. If you are testing gazebo-ros integration, we are aware of an issue
> with the launch files and are tracking it here:
> https://github.com/ros-simulation/gazebo_ros_pkgs/issues/323
> A work around is to install `libgazebo5-dev` manually. We hope to have a
> proper fix out soon.
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Turtle_Day
> --
> William Woodall
> ROS Development Team
> william at osrfoundation.org
> http://wjwwood.io/

William Woodall
ROS Development Team
william at osrfoundation.org
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