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Subject: Re: EPICS Base labels and series descriptions at epics.anl.gov
From: "J. Lewis Muir via Tech-talk" <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
To: "Johnson, Andrew N." <anj@anl.gov>
Cc: EPICS Tech-Talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:21:17 -0500
On 07/22, Johnson, Andrew N. wrote:
> Some of these differences are deliberate, some may be because I missed
> something when updating the site...

Hi, Andrew!

Thanks for your reply!  I have just a few more questions below.

BTW, the quoting is messed up for the text/plain part of your email:
none of the quoted text is prefixed with a greater-than sign ('>') or
other marking string.  I've fixed it in this reply.

>> On 7/22/19 2:40 PM, J. Lewis Muir via Tech-talk wrote:
>> 
>> At the EPICS Base page
>> 
>>   https://epics.anl.gov/base/index.php
>> 
>> there's an EPICS Base series list:
>> 
>>   * EPICS 7.0 (2017-present) – current release series
>>   * Release 3.16 (2016-2018) – closed
>>   * Release 3.15 (2014-present) – stable release series
>>   * Release 3.14 (2002-2018) – closed
>>   * Release 3.13 (1996-2003) – closed, deep-frozen
>>   * Release 3.12 (1995) – closed, historic
>>   * Release 3.11 (1991-1994) – closed, fossilized
>> 
>> Why is the EPICS Base 7.0 series labeled "EPICS 7.0" when the others
>> are labeled "Release 3.x"?  It seems to me that it should be labeled
>> "Release 7.0".
> 
> Because the community decided (at the SNS collaboration meeting IIRC)
> they wanted to call the result of merging Base 3.x with the V4 (now PVA)
> modules "EPICS 7" [and if you insert an R or V in there you lose the
> ability to pronounce it "epics heaven"]. Those of us with OCD tendencies
> (or CDO to be alphabetically pedantic) just have to get used to the
> change.

I understood that the major version number jumped from 3 to 7 (because 3
+ 4 = 7), but I didn't know about a name change.  This is probably where
I'm confused.

What is the name of the 7.0 release series?  I thought it was "EPICS
Base 7.0".

What is the name of the 3.15 release series?  I thought it was "EPICS
Base 3.15".

What is being listed in that list?  I thought it was basically "Release
[series] X.Y" where the word "series" is implied and omitted.  I thought
the list labeling was leaving out the "EPICS Base" part of the name and
just saying it's "Release [series] X.Y".  If all of that is true (which
it's probably not), then I was suggesting that the 7.0 release series
name of "EPICS Base 7.0" would translate to "Release 7.0" which would
match the existing pattern of "Release [series] X.Y".
 
Regards,

Lewis

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