ROS-I Google Group Migration to ROS Discourse

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Robinson, Matt M.

Feb 14, 2018, 11:28:07 AM2/14/18

Dear ROS-I Community,


In recent years there has been a migration, related to ROS/ROS-related discussions, Q&A, and collaboration to ROS Discourse ( At ROS-Industrial we see this year as the time to move over to Discourse as well, and retire the ROS-I Google Group, swri-ros-pkg-dev. This obviously does not come without some consideration and a migration plan. The target date for the transition is March 1. The content that is currently within the forum over at the Google Group will be kept available for reference, as read-only, and inquiries to swri-ros-pkg will be met with an automatic reply to direct inquiries to the ROS-Industrial Discourse category.


For users the move to Discourse should be quite convenient and efficient. Accounts from GitHub, or Google, may be used, so no new accounts will be needed in those cases.


We hope that this change is welcomed as it drives synergy with the broader ROS community, and allows for a true “one stop” in discussion and collaboration on all things ROS. To start there will be an ‘ROS-Industrial’ category, with subcategories developed when traffic merits the creation of subcategories. We would like to thank our friends over at Open Robotics for helping us out with this change.


Thanks in advance, and please do not hesitate to reach out with questions and/or recommendations. We would also like to thank our friends over at Open Robotics for their support in facilitating this change!




Matt Robinson

ROS-Industrial Consortium-Americas

Program Manager

Southwest Research Institute


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