[ros-users] 5 Reasons ROS Users Will Want to Try catkin_tools Beta 2!

Victor Lopez victor.lopez at pal-robotics.com
Tue Apr 19 07:54:24 UTC 2016

Been using catkin_tools for the last 4 months, not going back at all. 100%

It is also spreading within PAL Robotics developer team.

On 19 April 2016 at 04:59, Mike Purvis via ros-users <
ros-users at lists.ros.org> wrote:

> Just want to thank Jon, William, and others for the outstanding work on
> catkin_tools. It's a critical piece of what makes ros-install-osx
> <https://github.com/mikepurvis/ros-install-osx> tick, and we also use it
> extensively inside Clearpath, both as a developer build tool, and also as
> the foundation of our next generation ROS deployment infrastructure.
> Mike
> On 18 April 2016 at 21:29, Jonathan Bohren via ros-users <
> ros-users at lists.ros.org> wrote:
>> Today, the ROS Community Build Tool Team has released the second
>> catkin_tools beta, Version 0.4.0!
>> *Previously, a quick summary:*
>> - `catkin_tools` is an improved toolchain for building catkin workspaces
>> - the CLI command is `catkin build`
>> - it builds packages in parallel with isolated build directories (no
>> CMake crosstalk)
>> - it builds "pure" CMake packages that don't use Catkin macros
>> - it lets you build subsets of a workspace
>> - it needs to be tested more before being recommended over `catkin_make`
>> - the documentation for all the additional features can be found here:
>> http://catkin-tools.readthedocs.org/
>> *The top five reasons you'll want to try Beta 2:*
>> 1. The ability to reliably clean parts of your workspace without
>> rebuilding everything!
>> <http://catkin-tools.readthedocs.org/en/latest/verbs/catkin_clean.html#partial-cleaning>
>> 2. A new warning and error display!
>> <http://catkin-tools.readthedocs.org/en/latest/verbs/catkin_build.html#console-messages>
>> 3. New ways to quickly move to and source a workspace!
>> <http://catkin-tools.readthedocs.org/en/latest/advanced/catkin_shell_verbs.html>
>> 4. A new asynchronous execution model for building and cleaning!
>> <http://catkin-tools.readthedocs.org/en/latest/advanced/job_executor.html>
>> 5. 26 crushed outstanding bugs!
>> <https://github.com/catkin/catkin_tools/issues?q=milestone%3A%220.4.0+-+Second+Beta+Announcement%22+is%3Aclosed+label%3Abug+sort%3Acreated-asc>
>> *Either install it with pip:*
>> *pip install catkin_tools --upgrade*
>> *or install via apt-get with:*
>> *apt-get update*
>> *apt-get install python-catkin-tools*
>> *To check the version of catkin_tools you're using, run:*
>> *catkin --version*
>> *If you've installed the second beta (0.4.0), you should see:*
>> *catkin_tools 0.4.0 (C) 2014-2016 Open Source Robotics Foundation*
>> *For those new to catkin_tools, see the migration guide:*
>> Migrate from catkin_make!
>> <http://catkin-tools.readthedocs.org/en/latest/migration.html>
>> *Any issues, questions, or feature requests should be posted on GitHub:*
>> Submit an issue! <https://github.com/catkin/catkin_tools/issues/new>
>> Thanks!
>> -The ROS Community Build Tool Team
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Víctor López
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