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ROS and Gazebo: Documentation Soon?

asked 2013-05-20 12:21:51 -0500

David Lu gravatar image

Cross-post from here

Now that ROS and Gazebo are both under the umbrella of OSRF, when will we be getting updates to the ROS.org documentation of gazebo?

The Gazebo website says "Only install Gazebo from here, and only follow tutorials from this website. Documentation on ros.org for Gazebo is old and not actively maintained." but doesn't provide any basic tutorials like how to subscribe to a message Gazebo generates in ROS. (There are Tutorials for making plugins, but not for basic usage)

It doesn't seem like it helps the community at all to have such a fractured approach to documentation.

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answered 2013-07-23 17:47:09 -0500

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The latest documentation for ROS integration is here: http://gazebosim.org/wiki/Tutorials#ROS_Integration (thanks to Dave Coleman for writing it!).

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Boom! Documentated.

davetcoleman gravatar imagedavetcoleman ( 2013-07-24 01:17:52 -0500 )edit
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answered 2013-05-20 21:36:56 -0500

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I've removed the URDF tutorials on ros.org since they were badly out of date and created new documentation on gazebosim.org here, though still in progress.

Next I think its best if we remove all but the bare details from http://www.ros.org/wiki/simulator_gazebo, with links pointing to gazebosim.org, as @nkoenig suggested

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answered 2013-05-20 12:28:49 -0500

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You are right, there is some discontinuity going on in the documentation. We will work on the ROS documentation in the coming weeks. Most likely it will take the form of pointing to gazebosim.org/wiki

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