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New packages for Melodic 2020-03-22

There were a couple of problems with the last update, so we’re announcing the next update of ROS Melodic with some fixes. There are 2 new packages as well as 121 updated packages. If you were having problems with the last update, please update and try again.

Thanks in particular to those who reported and fixed the issues in the last sync.

Full details are below.

Package Updates for melodic

Added Packages [2]:

  • ros-melodic-cob-mecanum-controller: 0.8.11-1
  • ros-melodic-scenario-test-tools: 0.6.16-1

Updated Packages [121]:

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:

  • Aaron Hoy
  • Alexander Bubeck
  • Atsushi Watanabe
  • Ben Charrow
  • Benjamin Maidel
  • Chris Lalancette
  • Daniel Koch
  • David V. Lu!!
  • Diego Centelles
  • Dirk Thomas
  • Felipe Garcia Lopez
  • Felix Messmer
  • Florenz Graf
  • Florian Weisshardt
  • Jannik Abbenseth
  • Joshua Hampp
  • Loy van Beek
  • Mario Prats
  • Michael Carroll
  • Michael Ferguson
  • ROS Orphaned Package Maintainers
  • Richard Bormann
  • Tony Baltovski

Hi Chris,

I am trying to get a grasp on using ROS but not sure which program I should download for Windows. Could you provide that information to me? …

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What were the critical problems this release is fixing? https://github.com/ros/ros_comm/pull/1894 and https://github.com/ros/ros_comm/pull/1915? Or something else?

Hi Chris,

you can start with https://index.ros.org/doc/ros2/Installation/Dashing/Windows-Install-Binary/ and https://index.ros.org/doc/ros2/Tutorials/#tutorials . The tutorials are written with Linux in mind, but most of them require little to no changes to also work on windows once you get ROS installed and properly set up.

Aside from that, this isn’t the correct thread to ask for user support. Try posting a new thread to https://discourse.ros.org/c/general/8 if you have some general questions, or visit answers.ros.org if you have a question in particular.

Have fun!

Good question. The issues were linked to in the preparing post, but I should have copied them over here.

One was an issue with dynamic_reconfigure, where there were problems building packages in an overlay. The other problem was with ros_comm, where rosout stopped working from rospy. As far as we know, both issues have been fixed with this update, but any additional tests/reporting is of course welcome.

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Rosout is working again for us! :slight_smile:

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