EPICS V4 Telecon 06-Sep-2016

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  1. Progress on AIs
  2. Status of 4.6.0 Release (Planning Document)
  3. SNS Meeting Planning (Agenda Document)
  4. AOB


Chair: AJ

Present: AJ, RL, MK, KK, DH, BD

Minutes: AJ

1. Table of AIs




Target Date



See who can fund dbGroup/Qsrv going on




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




Update your headers to contain the header text.





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




Monitor changes pull request (move Monitor API from pvData to pvAccess; AI from meeting 15-Mar-2016, http://tinyurl.com/zqa3qyp




Add Jenkins@CloudBees script and jobs for exampleCPP documentation



2. Status of 4.6.0 Release

Planning Document

AJ: DH asked for a couple of days to finish off

DH: If we get the release out by the end of this week that will be OK for training.

RL: DH is the critical path, so he controls when we pull the trigger.

MK: Recent changes on exampleCPP haven’t been tested in the APS Jenkins.

RL: APS Jenkins has never built on branches. exampleCPP has Jenkins scripts and jobs, but no documentation jobs because there is no Doxyfile or script to produce or publish it.

MK: Right now there are no doxygen comments necessary in the source code anyway.

RL: In exampleCPP there are at least 12 HTML documents, should they be published?

MK: Yes.

AI on RL: Add Jenkins script and job for publishing the HTML docs from exampleCPP.

MK: I have epicsShare changes for exampleCPP on the release branch, need to be merged into master for testing on the APS branch.

DH: I updated the docs on master.

AJ: Issue filed on pvDataCPP from Mark Rivers, want this to go in if possible.

DH: Would like someone else to turn in to a pull request, but can do it if nobody else can.

AI on DH: Finish off pvDataCPP and normativeTypes changes, send email when done.

AI on MK: Finish off testing of exampleCPP build on RTEMS and Windows by merging changes to master, send email when everything done.

RL: Found the combined Release Notes document, updated in bundleJava project.

AJ: I need those for the website release version page.

RL: Still have to add Maven changes recommended by Eric Berryman, can only be tested with a real release step. Will try it this time.

RL: Website updates needed before we make the final release announcement, I might have some time this week.

AJ: Between RL and I we’ll do something.

3. SNS Meeting Planning

Agenda Document

RL: When will main EPICS meeting agenda be published?

KK: Working on it this week. Primarily looking for information from DH, date for training VM image?

DH: Hoping for early next week, Monday/Tuesday after the release is out.

KK: Email me a link to the VM image, I can send it out.

4. AOB

RL: New communications toy as a lower-step for team communications, like IRC called SLACK which is quite useful, will show it at the SNS meeting. Sometimes I want to send a message for the small group without it being archived. Will demo it at the SNS meeting.

Meeting closed at xx:36