TurtleBot Hydro Alpha 7

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TurtleBot Hydro Alpha 7 ISO image is now available for download.

MD5SUM: b5086d65b0663bf09d952d5f2236cf55 turtlebot-hydro-ubuntu-12.04.2-alpha7.iso

The initial R0 release is currently waiting for some Kobuki packages to be synched from shadow-fixed. The R0 release will be the first stable release for ROS Hydro, however due to updated multi-master support in hydro it will lack some of the autoconfiguration and user interface features of the previous releases until we are able to test them further. It DOES NOT include ros-system-daemon-hydro, ros-system-robot-hydro & turtlebot-indicator-hydro, and the system is not configured to start ROS automatically on bootup. We are currently hoping to release R0 in the next week

The next stable TurtleBot release will be TurtleBot Hydro Ubuntu 12.04.2 R1. The R1 release will contain autoconfiguration and new GUI tools for managing multi-master conffigurations. We hope to complete testing by November 15th.

The R1 release will provide initial improvements from the R0 release

  • Indicator will allow multi-master mode to be enabled/disabled
  • Improved documentation/tutorials
  • ROS starts on bootup with multi-master as the default
  • robot command modeled after the PR2 robot command