Re: Installing PLayer on Windows and using it with the SICK LMS 400

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Re: Installing PLayer on Windows and using it with the SICK LMS 400

Jorge Santos Simón
Hello Robert,

Concerning compiling player on windows, I have added some comments to
the canonical "how to" guide available at, specially useful if
you need graphic tools like playerv or playernav

Take a look at:

Let me know if you find problems while compiling (I found some of them)


On 08/16/2011 12:27 PM, Rob Ivaniszyn wrote:

> Hello developers,
> My name is Robert Ivaniszyn II and I represent an IT and Engineering
> consultancy by the name of Design Solutions. We are located in
> northern Illinois, and we looking for a bit of help getting play up
> and running.
> We have been through the documentation a few times for running player
> on Windows, and we feel as if we are going in circles.
> The end hope is to use player in conjunction with the SICK LMS 400
> driver for player in order to apply the LMS to an industrial
> application we have received a project for. Any help would be greatly
> appreciated.
> Our main concerns are:
> 1. Where can we find the definitive set-up guide for Windows?

The best guide for compiling Player for Windows is at

The Sick LMS 400 driver looks like it's currently disabled for Windows,
you may have to edit the driver to get it to work outside of a Linux

> 2. What parts of player (gazebo, stage, etc) would we need to send
> commands to the LMS 400 and recieve data back?

You'll only need Player.  Stage and Gazebo are both simulators, neither
are necessary if you're only talking to devices.

> Thank you for your time and we hope to hear back from you soon.
> Best Regards,
> Robert Ivaniszyn II
> robert@...


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