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Subject: RE: Is anyone building AreaDetector with Sumo?
From: "Ivashkevych, Oksana via Tech-talk" <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
To: Jeong Han Lee <citadel.lee@gmail.com>, "Johnson, Andrew N." <anj@anl.gov>
Cc: "tech-talk@aps.anl.gov" <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 19:56:22 +0000
 	> BTW, how Debian-based facilities does handle the areadetector?

At NSLS2 we build from source, following areaDetectror build infrastructure.
All other modules we deploy via packages.

With areaDetector adding new features at a quite a pace, vital (for NSLS2) bugfixes, PVA support for images via base 7, divers OSs, which often come with  the detector, etc. we just natively gravitated to this solution.

Oksana     

> -----Original Message-----
> From: tech-talk-bounces@aps.anl.gov <tech-talk-bounces@aps.anl.gov> On
> Behalf Of Jeong Han Lee via Tech-talk
> Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:55 PM
> To: Johnson, Andrew N. <anj@anl.gov>; EPICS tech-talk <tech-
> talk@aps.anl.gov>
> Subject: Re: Is anyone building AreaDetector with Sumo?
> 
> Hi Andrew,
> 
> 
> On 8/21/19 8:14 PM, Johnson, Andrew N. via Tech-talk wrote:
> > I realise there probably aren't many sites out there using the HZB
> > Sumo package
> > <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goetzpf.bitbucke
> >
> t.io_sumo_&d=DwIDaQ&c=aTOVZmpUfPKZuaG9NO7J7Mh6imZbfhL47t9CpZ-
> pCOw&r=x06s-qkiWY_RW6xat452vA&m=5vG3w0_2-
> 8knIdSfwVVSm2gDEe4AoiYEOu29dDnEHrQ&s=TJNyOGW4Nb6xD-N1PAEM-
> vEkldFy8M6hcdcIVNAuYe8&e= >, but has anyone who does use it worked
> out how to configure and build AreaDetector with it, either as a series of
> separate modules or as one big module?
> >
> > Unlike most EPICS modules AreaDetector has multiple kinds of RELEASE
> > files that need to be populated, and a non-trivial configuration
> > process (which is well-documented
> > <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-
> 3A__areadetector.github.io_master_install-
> 5Fguide.html&d=DwIDaQ&c=aTOVZmpUfPKZuaG9NO7J7Mh6imZbfhL47t9Cp
> Z-pCOw&r=x06s-qkiWY_RW6xat452vA&m=5vG3w0_2-
> 8knIdSfwVVSm2gDEe4AoiYEOu29dDnEHrQ&s=_O2G_8bHNjJhozoYHWIZ9ZD
> 4zbLNsGkLL3Q0beFus3I&e= >).
> >
> > The Sumo tool automates the configuration and building of sets of
> > EPICS modules on demand, but I'm not sure if it can cope with
> > configuring AreaDetector. If someone has succeeded in doing so I would
> > be grateful to hear details or ideas how best to approach it — I
> > haven't tried yet and I will need to do that soon.
> 
> 
>     If the Sumo tool does its job well with the most EPICS modules, I think,
> the tool does the same job on the AreaDetector also. But we may not use
> the current global configuration files of areadetector with the Sumo tool,
> because here we (ESS) can build them as individual modules, and combine
> "necessary components" to build "an Application" and run an IOC without
> any issues.
> 
> 
>     For example, in order to see images from a PointGrey  (FLIR) camera,
> 
>     Here (ESS), we define system libraries and ADSupport clearly in terms of
> OS. And we compile ADSupport as a module, And we compile ADCore which
> has the maximum configuration options with both dependent libraries
> (system and ADSupport) together. And we compile ADPointGrey according
> to ADCore, ADSupport, and system libraries. (Note that the vendor libraries
> also we have to consider.)
> 
>     The full dependent chain for my example (ignore system libraries and
> vendor lib) is
> 
>     EPICS Base < Asyn < ADsupport < ADCore < ADPointGrey < FLIR Camera IOC
> application
> 
>     In addition, you also have to consider how you would like to handle all
> template files and configuration files in the different manners.
> 
>     BTW, how Debian-based facilities does handle the areadetector?
> 
> 
>     HTH,
>     Han
> 
> 
> 
> 
> > - Andrew
> >
> > --
> > Complexity comes for free, Simplicity you have to work for.
> >

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