EPICS Version 4 Telecon, 17-May-2016

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Agenda

  1. AIs and status
  2. Plan outline topics for Lund meeting
  3. Matters arising

EPICS V4 Working Group Meeting, Lund 29 & 30 May 2016

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Tactics and Technical Matters

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* Release plans

 + 4.5.0.2 patches review (Dave)

 

 4.6 Release

 + New functionalities Dave wants to put in

 + java 6 compatibility

 + Parallel build dependency rules

 + Boost Problem V4 with ADCore https://sourceforge.net/p/epics-pvdata/mailman/message/35027651/

 Windows crashes

* Java building and bundling

   (See https://sourceforge.net/p/epics-pvdata/mailman/message/34937405/)

* pvaSrv (with Marty’s presence)

   Issues (DH)

   Roadmap for pvaSrv in context of “QSRV” and naming (RL, MD)

   pvaSrv Tests (RL)

* Possible changes to pvaSrv/ca provider (Proposal of Dave)

* NTComplexTable

 Implementation as "any" or union (MS, DH, GW).

* Experiences of end-users, feedback

- ca/pva -either one just get me my data.

* Licensing and Open Source-ness. Again with the licensing. Not the way to get girls.

Strategy

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* Towards merging v3 and v4 releases.

So far our story (decided in last f2f) is that

v4 will be released with one or a set of compatible bases. Review pros-cons. We'll

inevitably get this question again a the EPICS meeting. Want us on the same page, with

a clear and solid answer. Preferably with a deadline. [1]

* Towards closer integration of IOC base and pvAccess.

 Device support or new link type [2]

 Towards full replacement of RSRV. "Writing a new database routine for each record to support PVAccess." (BD, need more info)

* Status of AIs from APS working group meeting.

* Charter and Roadmap items

 v4 charter review

 Link from IOC to pvDatabase and RPC services

 Bob's roadmap ideas for EPICS in general (See below)

[1] Merging V4 into EPICS Base, pp8-10,

http://epics-pvdata.sourceforge.net/files/talks/2015/ANJ-F2F-201511.pdf

[2] PVAccess Links for the IOC Database, pp 11-13,

http://epics-pvdata.sourceforge.net/files/talks/2015/ANJ-F2F-201511.pdf

Minutes

Chair:

Present:

Minutes:

AIs and Status

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Action

Assignee

Target Date

Status

2

See who can fund dbGroup/Qsrv going on

GW

assigned

5

Write the one license file (using the MIT license in most cases)

AJ

assigned

6

Update your module to include copy of that one LICENSE. Update your headers to contain the header text.

ALL MODULE OWNERS

wait on 5

7

On your module pages, remove the current/previous links; replace “Working Draft” with version number of module, which has its own numbering scheme, like 5.0.2 for pvDataCPP. Eg “Version 5.0.2 18/Nov/2015”

AJ check status, ALL MODULE OWNERS

5-Mar-2016

assigned

10

Simplify Literature page and home page to help users find novice oriented documentation.

GW

assigned

16

Commit changes to all modules, other than exampleCPP and pvDatabaseCPP, which set the shared library versions

MD

assigned

17

Monitor changes pull request (AI from meeting 15-Mar-2016, http://tinyurl.com/zqa3qyp

MD

5-Apr-2016

assigned

Topics for Lund Meeting

RL [off line]: Please add: