Gazebo Newsletter 1 May 2016
Welcome to the first installment of the Gazebo newsletter.
Tip of the month
This month's tip is about debugging problems with simulation.
- Start Gazebo paused with the "-u" command-line argument. Useful when you need to visualize simulation state before physics kicks in.
$ gazebo -u
- Look in the log files for errors, warnings, and other information.
- Visualize model properties in the GUI.
View Menu -> [Collisions, Joints, Inertia, Center of Mass]
- Use verbose mode to output more information on the command line.
$ gazebo --verbose
- Gazebo's API has a new look, and resolves a few issues.
- Over the past month, significant effort has been put into a new graphical plotting tool for Gazebo. Check-out the plotting branch in Gazebo to give it a spin. This also marks the first use of Ignition Transport with Gazebo.
- Big thanks to Olivier Crave for contributing an Atmosphere and Wind model to Gazebo.
- Thanks also to Thomio Watanabe, Olivier Crave, Almin Causevic, and Gama11 for their bug fixes! We love to see bugs squashed.
- Peter Mitrano has started work on improving compilation speed using precompiled headers.
- Gazebo 7.1.0 (Change Log)
- SDFormat 4.1.0 (Change Log)
- Ignition Robotics
- Msgs 0.3.0
- Transport 1.2.0
- RoboCup3DS 0.2.0
- Kinect Scheduled for release on May 23rd
- Jade and Indigo available in Shadow Fixed
We need your help to squash bugs! Please visit our issue trackers to get started.
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