Dear ROS community,
RQT Wrapper keeps your rqt plugins alive even when the ros master on the other side is going up and down. It does this by providing some python glue to wrap a reqular rqt plugin that monitors the ros master connection and respawns/collapses the rqt plugin as the ros master goes up/down.
This can be useful when developing to save from being exasperated when you find yourself starting/stopping/restarting rviz, robot_monitor, rqt_reconfigure for the umpteen millionth time. It does save a considerable amount of time/effort too.
It’s packaged for kinetic:
sudo apt install ros-kinetic-rqt-wrapper