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Subject: Re: EPICS 7.0.1-pre1
From: Michael Davidsaver <mdavidsaver@gmail.com>
To: Timo Korhonen <Timo.Korhonen@esss.se>, EPICS core-talk <core-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:03:20 -0600
On 11/20/2017 08:21 AM, Timo Korhonen wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> During the weekend I downloaded and built the EPICS 7 tarball on my (own)
> computer, KDE Neon distro, based on Ubuntu 16.04.
> 
> Compiles all fine. All new modules are there in the source tree, as
> expected. All good, thanks to everybody and congratulations!

I'm guessing that the oddness that Andrew and Heinz see has something to
do with the version of 'tar' involved (Debian 9 has tar 1.29).

> However, I had the (perhaps naïve) expectation that when I use
> makeBaseApp, I would get an doc with QSRV. This was not the case.
> The next try was to follow Michael's instructions from the Barcelona
> meeting, to add the QSRV definitions in the Makefile. Still no luck.
> 
> After hacking a while I managed to create an IOC with QSRV, but it was not
> exactly straightforward. I assume a newcomer would be confused.
> 
> I just wonder if this is the expected state? Maybe I am just missing
> something obvious.

What problems did you encounter?  I've been working on documentation,
and user feedback is the best (and maybe only) way to make this useful.

https://github.com/epics-base/pva2pva/blob/master/documentation/mainpage.h


> Timo
> 
> 
> On 17/11/17 00:30, "core-talk-bounces@aps.anl.gov on behalf of Andrew
> Johnson" <core-talk-bounces@aps.anl.gov on behalf of anj@aps.anl.gov>
> wrote:
> 
>> The first pre-release of EPICS 7.0.1 has been tagged and can be
>> downloaded from the EPICS website, at the usual locations:
>>    http://www.aps.anl.gov/epics/base/R7-0/1.php
>>    https://www.aps.anl.gov/epics/download/base/index.php
>>
>> The documentation listed on the R7-0/1 page is incomplete and still
>> somewhat sparse, but it should be possible to download and build the
>> software with no special knowledge beyond that needed to build
>> Base-3.16.1.
>>
>> Note that the first release candidate (7.0.1-rc1) will be published
>> significantly sooner than in the past, most likely next Tuesday (before
>> the US Thanksgiving holiday next Thursday), and will be announced to the
>> whole community on the tech-talk list. Until then please use core-talk
>> for feedback and technical discussions.
>>
>> Many thanks to everyone who has contributed towards this release, which
>> incorporates both EPICS Base (3.16 plus additional features) and the V4
>> C++ modules (pvData, pvAccess, normative types, etc.).
>>
>> - Andrew
>>
>> -- 
>> Arguing for surveillance because you have nothing to hide is no
>> different than making the claim, "I don't care about freedom of
>> speech because I have nothing to say." -- Edward Snowdon
> 


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