@peterbarker Peter, do you have any idea why the ROVER wiki does not expand its left sidebar TOC tree when an item is clicked....ie if on Full Parameters List, you should see the params grouped by name with an + button to expand them...like the other wiki sites....it doesn't for Rover....I suspect something in how that side bar is defined as a TOC tree in the index.html
even though they all use the same common-advanced-parameters file to call the full parameter list and its the same <parameters> link to that wikis parameters.rst file
now every wiki builds that left TOC differently, but only Rover does this
fixed....result of removing unlinked pages from main index site...built new TOC on index page to allow re-addition of important links
@Hwurzburg I guess you added those in the TOC so that they don't generate warnings? We should mark the documents orphan instead because those documents are linked from the top bar so they don't need/shouldn't be included in the sidebar.
I've added a couple of pages to the Copter and Rover wikis that start to explain the BendyRuler and Dijkstra's path planning object avoidance. I created new pages and added them to the Advanced Configuration page but really we should probably make an Object Avoidance landing page and then link them from there. I can do that next week after the OpenPilot conf is over.
@Hwurzburg, I think tomorrow's meeting conflicts with the monthly Partners meeting... normally that meeting is 1hr and I'm afraid I'll be travelling to Hiroshima right afterwards.. sorry for the late notice.. Perhaps Tridge can provide most of the feed back required?
Wiki call will be pushed to next week...same day/time....Tridge and I will work on knocking off a few before then
Can't make today... Sorry. Hope I will have something regarding versioning for parameters.
Unfotunately we dont have versioning in the wiki....its a project we would like to do in the future...usually the wiki is behind even the stable release, but we are working to get it inline with beta releases....4.0 is close in that regard....however, the parameters list in the wiki ALWAYS reflects the latest master...something else we are working on...
Sorry I was wondering from a contributors perspective, would it be looked down upon or be rejected if I made a change to the copter wiki that was true in 4.0 but false in the latest stable
no ....we are trying to get wiki to reflect 4.0.....as far as OA is concerned we are almost ready to post a new expanded Object Avoidance rewrite....prolly within the week
@bromeara short answer: there are several proximity sensor based object avoidance modes in Copter....a slide/stop one for LOITER, an escaping one for ALTHOLD, and two path re-routing ones for AUTO (bendy and Dijkstra algorithms)...the first two are activated with AVOID_ENABLE, the path rerouting ones with OA_TYPE....
Sounds good, Ive been reading the code so I was gonna try helping, but Im gonna try making the call next week so I can get more up to date with the goings on
Does anyone know where the machine read-able parameter descriptions are? It should be an XML file somewhere on firmware.ardupilot.org that the ground stations retrieve when they want the parameter descriptions for each parameter so they can make a pretty list for the user
I've created a new "Getting and Setting Parameters" page under the developer wiki's "MAVLink Interface" section. All feedback welcome especially from the likes of @peterbarker, @tridge or anyone else who has actually written code to read/write parameters (I never have!) http://ardupilot.org/dev/docs/mavlink-commands.html
(note the page linked above will update with the new "Getting and Setting Parameters" about 10min after this post)