The Orocos development team is proud to announce the second major feature
update release of the Orocos Toolchain. It marks an important milestone in our
search for the ultimate real-time robotics software framework.
This release will allow Orocos users to use lighter and faster usage patterns
for building components and applications. For example, we support ROS package
trees for importing component packages, provide a script to create such
packages automatically and we finally came up with cheat sheets to decorate the
wall in front of your desk.
On the scripting side, Lua scripts can now be used as application deployment
files. A new hierarchical state machine formalism in Lua is available which
allows to describe simple to complex coordination algorithms. The Orocos
scripting language has been upgraded to support executing top-level statements
and mixing program, function and state machine definitions in one file. The
deployment component can read these files directly for starting up
Also new is that this release sports the real-time logging service with a
modified log4cpp as a backend.
A warning note regarding upgrades: the import mechanism in OCL's deployment
component has once again with respect to older versions. You can find more
details about this and other changes in the Toolchain 2.2 Changes document
As usual, you can download the release, or upgrade using the 'toolchain-2.2'
or 'stable' git branches on the Gitorious Orocos Toolchain project.
Your Orocos Toolchain maintainer,