Hello, this is my first time post on this forum so apologies if I don’t adhere to the community guidelines. Although I’m aware the Q&A website is for asking questions I thought this topic is farther reaching and more appropriate for a forum discussion.
I’m a university student who is just picking up ROS (linux and C++ as well) for a university robotics project. Reading the tutorials for ROS I have found the learning curve rather steep, and this is why I started to look for an IDE that can help me with getting started quickly. My search has lead me to the RoboWare package which is an IDE that helps users setup, manage and build ROS code (links lower down). It also features a graphical development tool that looks quite handy for a beginner.
I was really excited to find this, however I realized that not many people have used it before, and therefore I’m concerned whether it is safe or not (i.e. I’m uneasy with downloading and running random software from the internet)? The code is also not opensource, which might be a red flag. I also figured that it might be error prone and therefore might be more effort than what its worth.
So my question is this:
Is it safe to download and use Roboware?
If someone has used it before what is your experience with it?
Only video I could find about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NW-VFB0uMw
It is also briefly mentioned on the bottom of the ROS wiki IDE page: http://wiki.ros.org/IDEs