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Base Release 3.14

This is the stable release series. The main enhancements implemented in 3.14 were:

  • Make the core IOC code portable to operating systems other than vxWorks
  • IOCs can run on vxWorks, RTEMS, Solaris, GNU/Linux, Mac OS-X (Darwin) and MS Windows
  • Hardware support written for vxWorks will not work under other operating systems unless explicitly converted, although vxWorks drivers using devLib should work under RTEMS with little alteration.

Continuous Integration

The latest code from the 3.14 branch gets built and tested on a linux-x86_64 system whenever changes are committed to the Bazaar repository branch at lp:epics-base/3.14. The build status can be found here.

Point Releases

There have been many releases of the 3.14 version of Base. Each has its own page containing links to documentation and the relevent files in the software download area. Released versions may have subsequent patch releases, which are documented under the parent version number (e.g. R3.14.12.3)

Platforms Supported

The following host platforms are supported in the latest release above:

  • Solaris on sparc or x86, using Sun's compiler or GCC
  • WIN32 on x86 using MSVC++, Cygwin, or MinGW
  • GNU/Linux on x86, x86_64, PowerPC, ARM or Cris
  • MacOS X (Darwin) on x86 or PowerPC

These IOC target platforms are currently supported:

  • vxWorks 5.4.x, 5.5.x (Tornado 2.x) on any CPU previously supported.
    See EPICS Tornado Hints
  • vxWorks 6.x on powerPC CPUs.
  • RTEMS on any supported CPU [MC68040 (MVME167), MC68360, x86, uC5282].
    See EPICS on RTEMS
  • Solaris on sparc or x86
  • WIN32 on x86
  • GNU/Linux on x86 or x86_64
  • MacOS X (Darwin) on PowerPC or x86

Software Download

All previously released versions of Base are now publicly available, including a nightly snapshot of the R3-14 branch of the EPICS CVS repository. To discover the size of the download files in advance, visit the Base Download area.

Related Software

All hardware support, the sequencer, gpib support, and some other products have been unbundled from base. Versions of the sequencer and gpib that have been converted to R3.14 are available from the links below. Other hardware and software support modules may be found via the hardware support database, but might not have a R3.14 version available.

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