New Packages for Kinetic 2018-10-30

We’re happy to announce 16 new packages and 73 updated packages for Kinetic.

Of note there’s a rollback of ros-kinetic-leap-motion from 0.0.14 to 0.0.11. This rollback was due to the new version not building on most platforms. However it did build on xenial amd64 and as such if you’ve already installed 0.0.14 if you want to downgrade you will need to manually uninstall 0.0.14 and then reinstall the package. All other platforms the 0.0.14 package did not propagate and so is not an issue.

Thank you to the many maintainers and contributors who have helped make this changes available to the community!

Details are below:

Package Updates for kinetic

Added Packages [16]:

Updated Packages [73]:

Removed Packages [0]:

Thanks to all ROS maintainers who make packages available to the ROS community. The above list of packages was made possible by the work of the following maintainers:

  • Austin Hendrix
  • Chittaranjan Srinivas Swaminathan
  • Christian Arndt
  • Dave Coleman
  • Edmond DuPont
  • Felix Ruess
  • Florian Lier
  • Ioan Sucan
  • Isaac I. Y. Saito
  • Jim Vaughan
  • Jon Binney
  • Josh Whitley
  • Kevin Hallenbeck
  • Kris Kozak
  • Marc Alban
  • Masaya Kataoka
  • Mathias Lüdtke
  • Matthew Bries
  • Michael Ferguson
  • Michael Görner
  • Monika Florek-Jasinska
  • P. J. Reed
  • Russell Toris
  • Tom Moore

Hi! could it be possible to make these “New Packages for …” kind of posts shorter?
So not to occupy so much space in the main page and accomodate more entries there.
Maybe you can have the “read full topic” link just immediately after the “Details are below” line
and for somebody really interesting in the exact details it will be just one more click

Thank you in advance. Valentín

Hi @valferno,

Although sometimes these announcements can be more than a few lines. They are the primary reference for new packages that have come out so truncating them would take away a lot of information. Right now it’s approximately one line per released package, which is a relatively small acknowledgment of all the work that went into making that release. If anything we’d prefer to have more information in the posts such as the changelogs since just the version number change doesn’t mean a lot to anyone except the active developers of that package.

The number of posts on is not effected by the length of any post(the page just gets longer) so we’re not squeezing anything out there. The rendering could be updated to only render a snippet, but that would apply to all posts not just these types of posts and everyone would have to click through for any post of interest. If you want something like that I recommend that you use the RSS feed and configure your own reader to view the content in the manner that suits your preferences.