catkin_tools build plugin is useful when building ROS parts.
This plugin depends on the catkin plugin. The catkin plugin runs the configuration process that allows catkin_tools to run.
This plugin uses the same keywords and configurations as the catkin plugin. The difference is the installation of catkin_tools and, consequently, using catkin_tools to build.
For examples, search GitHub for projects already using the plugin.
Plugin-specific features and syntax are dependent on which base is being used, as outlined below:
This plugin uses the common plugin keywords as well as those for “sources”. For more information, see Snapcraft parts metadata.
For core20, this plugin is designed to work with the ROS 1 Noetic Extension. If not using this extension, it is required to set the
ROS_DISTRO environment variable to
This plugin enables the following plugin-specific keywords on core20:
catkin-tools-packages (list of strings)
List of catkin packages to build. If not specified, all packages in the
workspace will be built. If set to an empty list (
), no packages will
be built, which could be useful if you only want ROS debs in the snap.
catkin-tools-cmake-args (list of strings)
Arguments to pass to cmake projects.
This plugin enables core|core18 properties of the catkin plugin.
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