The EPICS 7.0.3.x releases contain many bug fixes and some new features since 7.0.2.x Some significant changes that improve reliability were made to the PVA modules and are described in the appropriate release notes for those submodules.
Support modules and client applications written for earlier versions of EPICS Base may not build successfully against this version without some changes, and just because they compile successfully doesn't guarantee they will work properly.
The Core Developers Group recommends that all support modules, client applications and IOCs built using new releases of EPICS should be thoroughly tested before putting them into production use.
The following documents cover EPICS version 7.0.3 and subsequent patch releases. Additional documents can be found in the documentation subdirectory of the distribution source code, and in the html subdirectory that gets created at build-time.
NOTE: These documents may be revised at any time without generation of a new source release. The core-talk and tech-talk mailing lists are probably the best sources of information about the 7.0 series.
All versions of EPICS Base are available to the public under an open source license. Development versions can be checked out of our git repository on Launchpad.net. The sizes of the download files can be seen on the Base Download page. The compressed tar files linked below contain source code only (no binaries), the [signature] link points to a GPG signature of the tarfile.
To checkout the latest source code using git use the git command below, which will include some additional files not in the tarfile. Note that the development branch for EPICS 7 is called core/master, and some of the submodules are fetched from Launchpad while others are on Github:
git clone --recursive -b 7.0 https://git.launchpad.net/epics-base base-7.0