You don't run Stage any more. You run Player, asking it to load Stage
as a plugin. This allows you to use all the features of Player that
were hidden from you in previous versions of Stage. It's a big change,
but it is well worth the trouble.
Look at this page:
And read about plugins in the Player manual.
Now, here are some very quick instructions:
Once you've installed stage, you can test it out like this:
cd to the stage source directory (NOT the install dir)
set PLAYERPATH to point to the player/stage lib directory:
(substitute <prefix>/lib for /usr/local/lib if you used a custom prefix)
now run player with one of the demo config files:
This should run player, which will attempt to load Stage as a plugin,
load a worldfile and create a bunch of devices. You should see a window
full of robots. Now run playerv to control a robot:
You should be able to connect to position, laser, sonar, blobfinder and
fiducial devices from playerv's menu.
Please let me know if it works OK for you, or if you have more problems.
I *will* write a new Getting Started document real soon now. But it's
not going to happen in this first week of term!
On 10-Jan-05, at 3:15 PM, Malcolm Ross Kinsella Ryan wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 07:46:14AM -0600, Jim Summers wrote:
>> Malcolm Ross Kinsella Ryan wrote:
>>> I'm attempting to install Player/Stage for the first time. I've
>>> player-1.6 from sourceforge and the nightly build of stage from cvs
>>> (having encountered the const char * bug in stage-1.6). I've built
>>> installed everything without any errors, but now that it's done I
>>> cannot locate the "stage" executable.
>> I am pretty sure it does not exist any longer. It is a "plugin" that
>> you setup in a player world file.
> Ah. Well how the heck do I run it then? I was working from old
> as I can't find any description of how to use stage in the current
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