For what you
propose, using a client to do a Channel Access “put”
operation to an existing IOC on a Linux server is probably
the simplest solution.
> Is it
create an PV that is not associated with any hardware in
a IOC server? Is it enough to add a record in the ioc.db
Yes, you can just
load the new records you need to the IOC database. There is
no need for them to be associated with hardware.
You can write your
Windows Channel Access client software in a wide variety of
languages: shell script, Python, Perl, IDL, C/C++, etc.
It is also not
difficult to create an IOC on the Windows machine, but then
you are forced to write your software in C or C++.
We need to pass some values, calculated from photographs, to
the EPICS network from a windows machine.
Is it easy to install an IOC server in a windows machine?
If not, our idea is to create the PVs in an already running
IOC server (on linux), and use caput tool (from the
to update the values.
Is it possible to create an PV that
is not associated with any hardware in a IOC server? Is it
enough to add a record in the ioc.db file?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Dr. Zunbeltz Izaola
Accelerator Physics Group