5 Reasons ROS Users Will Want to Try catkin_tools Beta 2!

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Today, the ROS Community Build Tool Team has released the second catkin_tools beta, Version 0.4.0!

Previously, a quick summary:
- `catkin_tools` is an improved toolchain for building catkin workspaces
- the CLI command is `catkin build`
- it builds packages in parallel with isolated build directories (no CMake crosstalk)
- it builds "pure" CMake packages that don't use Catkin macros
- it lets you build subsets of a workspace
- it needs to be tested more before being recommended over `catkin_make`
- the documentation for all the additional features can be found here: http://catkin-tools.readthedocs.org/

The top five reasons you'll want to try Beta 2:
Either install it with pip:
pip install catkin_tools --upgrade

or install via apt-get with:
apt-get update
apt-get install python-catkin-tools

To check the version of catkin_tools you're using, run:
catkin --version

If you've installed the second beta (0.4.0), you should see:
catkin_tools 0.4.0 (C) 2014-2016 Open Source Robotics Foundation

For those new to catkin_tools, see the migration guide:

Any issues, questions, or feature requests should be posted on GitHub:

Thanks!
-The ROS Community Build Tool Team

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