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Subject: Re: DM recommedation.
From: "J. Lewis Muir" <jlmuir@imca-cat.org>
To: "Kline, David" <dkline@wolve.com>
Cc: "tech-talk@aps.anl.gov" <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 10:43:22 -0500
On 10/25, Kline, David wrote:
> What I meant to ask is for a recommendation of a
> tool similar to either MEDM or caQtDM for screen
> development and operations on Linux systems
> which have GTK+ and is actively supported.
> Typically Qt is not part of the distribution but
> could be if no alternative exists, if it was I would
> be using caQtDM.

Hi, David.

You're probably going to get lots of different recommendations as was
the case in

  https://epics.anl.gov/tech-talk/2018/msg00502.php

One thing to keep in mind is whether or not the EPICS display manager
supports old formats, in particular, that of MEDM (.adl), or whether
or not old formats can be automatically converted into the format of
the EPICS display manager you choose.  This is not just for backward
compatibility; it's also very useful for developers that are providing
display manager screens with their modules and don't want to have to
create and maintain N sets of screens for N display managers!

I currently use MEDM

  https://epics.anl.gov/extensions/medm/

It's lightweight, it runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux (and probably
other UNIX-like OSs), lots of EPICS modules include screens for it,
and the screens can be automatically converted to CSS BOY (.opi) which
Display Builder supports.

One interesting project is Display Builder

  https://github.com/kasemir/org.csstudio.display.builder

running on Phoebus

  https://github.com/shroffk/phoebus

I haven't tried it, but if I were going to switch away from MEDM, it's
probably the direction I'd be leaning.

Lewis

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