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Effective Robotics Programming with ROS - Third Edition by Aaron Martinez, Enrique Fernández, Luis Sánchez, Anil Mahtani

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Using the rqt_gui and rqt plugins

Since ROS Fuerte, the rx applications or tools have been deprecated, so we should use the rqt nodes instead. They are basically the same, and only a few of them incorporate small updates, bug fixes, and new features. The following table shows the equivalences for the tools shown in this chapter (the ROS Kinetic rqt tool and the one it replaces from previous ROS distributions):

ROS Kinetic rqt tool

Replaces (ROS Fuerte or before)

rqt_console and rqt_logger_level

rxconsole

rqt_graph

rxgraph

rqt_reconfigurerqt_reconfigure

dynamic_reconfigurereconfigure_gui

rqt_plot

rxplot

rqt_image_view

image_view

rqt_bag

rxbag

In ROS Kinetic, there are even more standalone plugins, such as a ...

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