All development on the R3.13.x series is now closed, and no further releases will be made in it, although it is still used in a number of places. Most EPICS sites are currently (or have already finished) upgrading their systems away from this series to the R3.14.x series.
The following documents cover the 3.13 versions of Base. Textual links are to HTML documents, other formats are indicated by an icon link.
The following host platforms are supported:
These vxWorks IOC target platforms are supported:
EPICS R3.13 requires that a site have installed the vxWorks RTOS from Wind River, which is sold as part of their Tornado development environment. Early versions of EPICS R3.13 require Tornado 1.0.1 (vxWorks 5.3.1). A patch is available for EPICS R3.13.2 to allow it to also be used with the newer Tornado Version 2.0. EPICS R3.13.3, R3.13.4, and R3.13.5 can be used with either Tornado 1.0.1 (vxWorks 5.3.1) or Tornado 2.0 (vxWorks 5.4).
See the Tornado page for some hints and tips from other EPICS users.
Also required are GNU make 3.76.1 or later, Perl 5.005_01, and gcc 2.8.1 or a recent version of the native C and C++ compilers for your host platform.
All previously released versions of Base are now publicly available, including a nightly snapshot of the R3.13 branch of Base from the CVS repository. To discover the size of the download files in advance, visit the Base Download area. These tar files contain source code only (no binaries), and are compressed using gnuzip.