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Using a gui-overlay plugin to choose GAZEBO_MASTER_URI for a gzclient.

asked 2018-01-15 05:03:52 -0600

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i have several gzserver running in docker containers. Im mapping the container-ports from 11345 to localhost:xxxx (e.g. 1000 < xxxx < 1100).

I would like to write an gui plugin which opens an dialog window, allowing to choose one of the ports in my range as GAZEBO_MASTER_URI for my running gzclient.

Anyone know if this is possible? Im actually browsing the sourcecode of the gazebo gui ( but i could need some hints from someone more experienced.

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answered 2018-01-15 13:24:46 -0600

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I think that once the GUI plugin has been loaded, it is too late to change the master URI because the transport system has already been setup.

One alternative I can think of, but adds complexity, would be to have custom GUI program (doesn't even need to link against Gazebo) where you can choose a port and that program launches gzclient with the appropriate port.

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I was expecting that answer. Well just wrote a simple python script to spawn gzclients with different master URIs. This will be ok. Thanks for replying!

wentz gravatar imagewentz ( 2018-01-17 11:49:51 -0600 )edit

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