I’m very pleased to announce that a set of vagrant virtual box base boxes that we have been working on at Shadow, are now available on the cloud for public consumption: see https://vagrantcloud.com/shadowrobot
You need vagrant 1.5+ to use these. On trusty bring up a new ros machine like so:
apt-get install vagrant
vagrant init shadowrobot/ros-indigo-desktop-trusty64
After a bit a logged in desktop will appear, just open a terminal, run roscore and away you go.
Currently we have Hydro and Indigo machines in 32bit and 64bit variants. These are built using vagrant and ansible as part of our build tools project:
Feel free to log issues, ideas there or post here.
Collaboration welcome especially creating bases for other providers.