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### Should I consider the warning when converting model to sdf format in ROS Fuerte using gzsdf?

I am converting the .model files in simulator_gazebo/gazebo_worlds/objects to the sdf format, since I receive a warning when I use the .model files. When I convert the files, I get the same warning as when using them.

\$ rosrun gazebo gzsdf print desk6.model > desk.sdf
Warning [parser.cc:348] Gazebo SDF has no gazebo element
Warning [parser.cc:255] DEPRECATED GAZEBO MODEL FILE
On July 1st, 2012, this formate will no longer by supported
Convert your files using the gzsdf command line tool
You have been warned!


Am I doing the conversion correctly? I couldn't find the documentation for the gzsdf command, so I hope I am using the right filetypes.

Should I worry about this warning? Will the object behave "normally"? Is this warning a bug or meaningful?

Another question, shouldn't there be sdf format files in the simulator_gazebo/gazebo_worlds/objects folder? Since sdf is the apparently the new chosen format for gazebo? Doesn't the warning mean that the other formats are not to be used anymore?

Shanker