EPICS

synApps: optics

Module Owner: APS/AOD/BCDA: Tim Mooney

This page is the home of the synApps optics module. This module contains software for optical tables, x-ray monochromators, mirrors, slits, filters, and diffractometers.

Please email any comments and bug reports to Tim Mooney, who is responsible for coordinating development and releases.

Where to find it

You can download the software from the links in the table below:

Module Version Release date EPICS Release Filename Documentation Release Notes Known Problems
R2-9-2 7/1/2014 3.14.12.3 optics_R2-9-2.tar.gz opticsDocs.html opticsReleaseNotes.html None
R2-9-1 6/17/2013 3.14.12.3 optics_R2-9-1.tar.gz opticsDocs.html opticsReleaseNotes.html None
R2-9 5/23/2013 3.14.12.3 optics_R2-9.tar.gz opticsDocs.html opticsReleaseNotes.html None
R2-8-1 11/28/2011 3.14.12.1 optics_R2-8-1.tar.gz opticsDocs.html opticsReleaseNotes.html None
R2-8 10/24/2011 3.14.12.1 optics_R2-8.tar.gz opticsDocs.html opticsReleaseNotes.html None
R2-7 4/27/2010 3.14.11 optics_R2-7.tar.gz opticsDocs.html opticsReleaseNotes.html None
R2-6 9/10/2008 3.14.8.2 optics_R2-6.tar.gz opticsDocs.html opticsReleaseNotes.html None
R2-5-2 1/10/2007 3.14.8.2 optics_R2-5-2.tar.gz opticsDocs.html opticsReleaseNotes.html None
R2-5 5/12/2006 3.14.8 optics_R2-5.tar.gz opticsDocs.html opticsReleaseNotes.html None
R2-4 2/16/2005 3.14.7 optics_R2-4.tar.gz opticsDocs.html opticsReleaseNotes.html None
R2-3 3/9/2004 3.14.5 optics_R2-3.tar.gz opticsDocs.html opticsReleaseNotes.html None

Required Modules

optics version Requires module Release
R2-9-2
asyn
calc
sscan
seq
R4-23
R3-4
R2-9
2-1-16
 
 
optional
 
R2-9-1
asyn
calc
sscan
seq
R4-21
R3-2
R2-9
2-1-12
 
 
optional
 
R2-9
asyn
calc
sscan
seq
R4-21
R3-2
R2-9
2-1-12
 
 
optional
 
R2-8, R2-8-1
asyn
calc
sscan
seq
R4-12
R2-9
R2-7
2-1-3
R2-6
asyn
calc
sscan
seq
R4-9
R2-6-7
R2-6-2
2-0-11
R2-5-2
asyn
calc
sscan
seq
R4-6
R2-6-3
R2-5-3
2-0-11
R2-3
mpf
std
R2-4-2
R2-3

Installation and Building

After obtaining a copy of the distribution, it must be installed and built for use at your site. These steps only need to be performed once for the site (unless versions of the module running under different releases of EPICS and/or the other required modules are needed).

  1. Unzip and untar the distribution, e.g. on Unix:
    gunzip optics_R2-3.tar.gz
    tar xvf optics_R2-3.tar
    Usually this is done in an EPICS 'support' directory. It will produce the subdirectory
    optics/2-3
  2. Edit the config/RELEASE file of the application that will use optics to point to this directory.
  3. Edit optics' config[ure]/RELEASE file and set the paths to your installation of EPICS base and to your versions of other modules on which optics depends.
  4. Run gnumake in the top level directory and check for any compilation errors.
  5. Please email  Tim Mooney  so that a record can be kept of which sites are using this software.

Documentation

The following documentation is available:

In Use

This software was originally developed by the APS BCDA group, other APS-affiliated developers, and many members of the EPICS Collaboration.