[ros-users] [Discourse.ros.org] Still using Indigo instead of kinetic? Why?

P. J. Reed ros.discourse at gmail.com
Thu Jul 6 19:25:15 UTC 2017

We're still using Indigo for the majority of our projects.  The major reason is simply because the clients we're developing them for don't see any benefit to upgrading to 16.04 / Kinetic and don't want to pay for the time it would take to migrate and test everything.

As far as technical reasons go, the biggest obstacle is migrating from OpenCV 2 to OpenCV 3.  There are enough API changes between versions that migrating is a significant task, especially if we want to maintain 14.04 / Indigo compatibility.  Qt 4 / Qt 5 compatibility is a lesser issue but has also cropped up in a few places.

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