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This package is still experimental. Feedback from early users are appreciated.
And choose Launch from Plugins menu.
See rqt/UserGuide#Running_rqt_plugins for more options.
Sample image using KDE: Sample image using Gnome:
See all .launch files on the local file system, and select one in the pulldown menu.
See all nodes defined in a .launch file. In the image above, elements of each row are (from left):
name of instantiated node
number of times run
.launch file name
ARG input field
- Run and stop nodes individually
Change ARG element value in .launch file before the node gets started
- Start and stop all nodes at once
What rqt_launch does NOT do
This list is just a clarification/disclaimer. Enhancement request is welcomed at Bugtracker (link is available at Package Summary of this page).
Edit .launch file
Show hierarchy of included .launch files -- nodes that are defined in included files are shown on the same level without being noted so.
- Error or any print output in each node's process is not caught.
a workaround is to use rqt_console along with rqt_launch
Difference between roslaunch
As noted here, roslaunch doesn't guarantee that the nodes start running in any order. In rqt_launch, however, nodes get started in the order in the .launch file (still doesn't mean that each process finished initialization procedure in the started order - it depends on how much time they take).
SIG roslaunch - not necessarilly tied though.