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Subject: dxp R3-1
From: "Mark Rivers" <rivers@cars.uchicago.edu>
To: <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>, <beamline_controls@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2011 15:06:10 -0500

Folks,

 

Release R3-1 of the synApps dxp module is now available.  This is from the release notes at http://cars.uchicago.edu/software/epics/dxpReleaseNotes.html

 

This is a minor maintenance release. It includes XIA's Handel 1.1.11 release. That Handel release fixes several problems that were present in Handel 1.1.7 that was used for dxp R3-0:

 

- Reading the trace data on the xMAP. In the previous release this operation could sometimes fail and hang the EPICS IOC.

 

- Downloading mapping mode firmware to the single-element Mercury module would fail.

 

- XIA has also now released xManager 1.1.6 which is built for the new PLX driver. Users previously needed to manually copy new DLLs into the xManager directory to use it with the new PLX driver required by the dxp R3-0 release.

 

- Added opi files for CSS BOY.

 

- This release is built with mca R7-1, which fixes a problem with the mca record STIM field. Previously the STIM field and the mca record time stamp recorded the time that acquisition started. The problem was that the mca records are not actually processed when acquisition starts with dxp multi-element detector systems, they are only guaranteed to process when acquisition completes. Thus, the STIM field and timestamp were not being updated. This is fixed in mca R7-1 by making the STIM field and timestamp now record the time when acquisition stops, rather than when it starts.

 

 

The link to downloading the source code can be found here:

http://cars.uchicago.edu/software/epics/dxp

 

A tar file with pre-built binaries for Windows (cygwin-x86, win32-x86, and windows-x64) and Linux (32 and 64 bit) can be found here. 

http://cars.uchicago.edu/software/pub/dxpStandalone_3-1.tgz

 

 

The documentation is here:

http://cars.uchicago.edu/software/epics/dxpDoc.html

 

Cheers,

Mark

 


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