I guess gazebo is more often being used with ROS and as standalone, has anyone tried to use gazebo ( version 1.0 and above) with player ? I am cool using gazebo with ROS (Electric) and also as standalone but have never done well with the installation with player. Any first hand experience may be useful. Which version of player to use with gazebo (version 1.0 and above) ? Also, is it advisable to use gazebo with player as player has not been a very active project for nearly the last 2 years (last version release (3.0.2) was in July 2010) ?

I had asked a similar question at [email protected], however I hope to reach more people at answers.gazebosim.org.

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Comment by Arkapravo on 2012-09-22 00:41:52.641179-05:00:

@nkoenig Yo ! I felt the same ! I will be using ROS - ROS is a big improvement on player.

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Originally posted by Arkapravo on Gazebo Answers with karma: 1 on 2012-09-20 06:11:04.609245 UTC

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There is limited support for Player within Gazebo. I believe it consists of position, camera, and laser plugins.

I haven't used Player in many years. But I think the latest version should work with Gazebo.

In short, I would recommend using ROS.

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Originally posted by nkoenig with karma: 7661 on 2012-09-21 19:33:46.650602 UTC

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