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Overview

Preparation

PreRequisites

WinRos Build Script

> mkdir C:\work
> cd C:\work
> wget --no-check-certificate https://raw.github.com/stonier/win_ros/master/msvc/msvc_sdk/scripts/fuerte/winros.bat

Check that the variables in C:\work\winros.bat are appropriate (defaults should work). It is also a good idea to look inside to see what is actually going on.

Build and Install

Sources

> cd C:\work
> winros sdk download 

Importantly, note that it calls the windows compiler environment at the end - this can be used to modify whether you are using debug/release c/c++ libs and whether you are compiling for x86 or x64.

Build

# CMake configure step
> winros sdk configure
# Compile step via nmake
> winros sdk build

Note that you can selectively build specific package targets while developing. e.g.

# Core libraries and test programs
> cd C:\work\build_sdk\win_ros\tutorials\win_roscpp_tutorials
> nmake
# Messages
> cd C:\work\build_sdk\common_msgs
> nmake
# Runtime executables (rosmaster, rostopic etc)
> cd C:\work\build_sdk\win_ros\msvc\msvc_runtime
> nmake

Binaries, dll's, libs, headers are scattered throughout the build and source directories - you can run and test inside this buildspace but if you want to use the libs/headers separately, the easiest way to gather these together is via the install step (again, refer to the Install section further down).

Usage

In three separate shells:

> call C:\work\build_sdk\env.bat
> roscore

> call C:\work\build_sdk\env.bat
> roslaunch msvc_runtime talker.launch

> call C:\work\build_sdk\env.bat
> roslaunch msvc_runtime listener.launch

Install Environment

Installation

By default, this will install to C:\opt\ros\fuerte\x86. See winros.bat if you want to modify the install location. The following just runs nmake install in the build directory.

> winros sdk install

Usage

In three separate shells:

> call C:\opt\ros\fuerte\x86\env.bat
> roscore

> call C:\opt\ros\fuerte\x86\env.bat
> roslaunch msvc_runtime talker.launch

> call C:\opt\ros\fuerte\x86\env.bat
> roslaunch msvc_runtime listener.launch

Console

{i} Console is not necessary, but it's alot nicer than the windows command prompt.

cmd /k C:\work\sdk\setup.bat
cmd /k C:\work\build_sdk\env.bat
cmd /k C:\opt\ros\fuerte\x86\env.bat

_path_to_console_\console\Console.exe -t "Catkin"
_path_to_console_\console\Console.exe -t "Build"
_path_to_console_\console\Console.exe -t "Runtime"

2022-06-11 13:11