SIG Coordinator:

Topics: IDL to describe the interface of nodes. Consider tooling based on these information.


  • Dirk Thomas
  • Benjamin Pitzer
  • Geoffrey Biggs
  • Daniel Stonier
  • St├ęphane Magnenat
  • Nico Hochgeschwender
  • Bob Dean
  • Damon Kohler
  • Jack O'Quin

Mailing list:

Proposed new features

  • Model the interface of nodes in an IDL.
    • (St├ęphane) Is it really desirable? This would generate more work for the programmers and is probably not expressive enough to model optional interfaces, like in nodes that behave differently depending on command-line arguments.

  • Tools to generate IDL from node and generate interface for node based on IDL
  • Consider tools which enable advanced features (i.e. checking completeness, visual programming of e.g. launch files, ...).

Wiki: groovy/Planning/nodeIDL (last edited 2012-05-25 13:19:39 by JackOQuin)