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Subject: Re: Problem with autosave module making it crash at random basis.
From: "Konrad, Martin" <konrad@frib.msu.edu>
To: "tech-talk@aps.anl.gov" <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 23:55:25 +0000
Hi,
On 04/26/2018 08:43 AM, Mark Rivers wrote:
>> Shouldn't the synApps package already contain the latest version of
>> each module?
> synApps has not been released very frequently, the last release (5-8)
> was over 3 years ago.
We chose to build the modules contained in synApps separately. This
allows us to focus on the parts we need and upgrade modules whenever a
new version gets released. The main advantage synApps seems to offer is
compatibility between modules. For the subset of modules we are using,
compatibility turns out to be manageable, though (reading the release
notes covers most of it).

-Martin

P.S.: In case your lab is lacking the manpower to keep all your software
packages up to date you might want want to consider switching to an OS
that allows you to use pre-canned packages like the RPMs used by Iter or
the Debian packages used at various labs including NSLS-II (BNL), FRIB
(MSU), S-DALINAC (Technische Universitaet Darmstadt). They make
upgrading easy and come with built-in dependencies that reflect the
conditions necessary to ensure compatibility between modules.

-- 
Martin Konrad
High Performance Controls Team Leader
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
Michigan State University
640 South Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824-1321, USA
Tel. 517-908-7253
Email: konrad@frib.msu.edu

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