Docker Installation and Usage¶
To run eProsima DDS Suite container, Docker is required. From a terminal run
sudo apt install docker.io
To load this image into your Docker repository, from a terminal run
docker load -i ubuntu-eprosima-dds-suite:<version>.tar
eProsima DDS Suite Docker container can be run as follows:
xhost local:root docker run \ -it \ --privileged \ -e DISPLAY=$DISPLAY \ -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix \ ubuntu-eprosima-dds-suite:<version>
Each feature can be run from the resulting Bash Shell.
Fast DDS Examples¶
Included in this Docker container is a set of binary examples that showcase several functionalities of the Fast DDS library. These examples’ path can be accessed from a terminal by typing
This will change the working directory to a location containing several examples, both for DDS and RTPS. Below are the steps to launch two such examples.
Hello World Example¶
This is a minimal example that will perform a Publisher/Subscriber match and start sending samples.
goToExamples cd HelloWorldExample/bin tmux new-session \ "./HelloWorldExample publisher 0 1000" \; \ split-window "./HelloWorldExample subscriber" \; \ select-layout even-vertical
This example is not constrained to the current image instance, meaning that it is possible to run several instances of this container to check the communication between them. From one terminal you could launch an image and, on the presented shell, run:
goToExamples cd HelloWorldExample/bin ./HelloWorldExample publisher
And then from another terminal with another instance run the following:
goToExamples cd HelloWorldExample/bin ./HelloWorldExample subscriber
This example creates either a Publisher or a Subscriber and, after a successful match, starts sending samples. After a few seconds the process that launched the Publisher will show a report with the number of samples transmitted.
On the subscriber side, run:
goToExamples cd Benchmark/bin ./Benchmark subscriber udp
On the publisher side, run:
goToExamples cd Benchmark/bin ./Benchmark publisher udp
To launch the Shapes Demo, from a terminal run:
eProsima Shapes Demo usage information can be found on the Shapes Demo documentation.
Fast DDS Monitor¶
To launch the Fast DDS Monitor, from a terminal run:
eProsima Fast DDS Monitor User Manual can be located on the Fast DDS Monitor documentation.
eProsima Micro XRCE-DDS¶
To launch the Micro XRCE-DDS Agent, from a terminal run:
MicroXRCEAgent udp4 -p 2019 -r /root/agent.refs &
With the Agent started, you can now run the Shapes Demo application:
And launch the ShapeDemoClient, a demo client used to send data to Shapes Demo via the Micro XRCE-DDS Agent.
ShapeDemoClient --udp4 127.0.0.1 2019
Inside that client, you can now follow the steps detailed in the eProsima XRCE-DDS Shapes Demo page to send data to Shapes Demo.