What I meant is we do not have areaDetector package now. We did have it for aravis a while ago, made by Michael Davidsaver, when he worked @ NSLS2.
Now we build base 7, all modules needed by areaDetector and the AD modules we need. We don't even build areaDetector against Debian packages because our users like using PVA images, and we need base 7 for this.
Also, with bluesky on the data collection side, our users manage to run into rare race conditions which Mark helps us to nail, reproduces, and later fixes.
If you by any chance get excited about packaging pointGrey for example, I will be the first volunteer in line to test it! J
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeong Han Lee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2019 4:05 PM
> To: Ivashkevych, Oksana <email@example.com>
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Is anyone building AreaDetector with Sumo?
> Hi Oksana,
> > > BTW, how Debian-based facilities does handle the areadetector?
> > At NSLS2 we build from source, following areaDetectror build
> > All other modules we deploy via packages.
> I only see
https://github.com/epicsdeb/areadetector, however it is a quite
> old. Can you share the deb repository? I am really interesting to see how it
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From:
> >> On Behalf Of Jeong Han Lee via Tech-talk
> >> Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:55 PM
> >> To: Johnson, Andrew N. <email@example.com>; EPICS tech-talk <tech-
> >> firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >> 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.bitbuc
> >>> ke
> >> pCOw&r=x06s-qkiWY_RW6xat452vA&m=5vG3w0_2-
> >> 8knIdSfwVVSm2gDEe4AoiYEOu29dDnEHrQ&s=TJNyOGW4Nb6xD-
> >> 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-
> >> Z-pCOw&r=x06s-qkiWY_RW6xat452vA&m=5vG3w0_2-
> >> 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.