About the General category

News and general discussion about ROS. Kind of like the “ros-users” of discourse.ros.org.
If you have a question: Please ask on Robotics Stack Exchange according to our support guidelines. This is not the right place.

Announcing new software

Do you have a new release or update you’d like to announce or are you just interested in keeping track of what is new and shiny? This guideline is to help provide us (the community) with a convention that will make this easier.

  • Post in the General Category
  • Add the tag release

An announcement thread should be focused on pointing people at the right places to get them started.

Both source and binary (e.g. OSRF build farm) release announcements are encouraged. Provide a small introduction, some indicator of its status, pointers to links showing how people can get started with your release. You might also like to mention what you’re looking for as well - e.g. are you looking for collaboration or use cases to help drive some experimental design or feedback to decide whether there’s interest enough to support a source release as a binary release? This can help users more readily align with you.

It should not contain documentation or instructions, point to links elsewhere.

It should not be a forum for technical questions, redirect these to issue trackers, ros answers or similar.


If you do not wish to track the high volume general category itself, simply set your preferences to follow the release tag.


You can browse all previously release announcements by searching for the release tag.

Looking forward to hearing about your latest and greatest!