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Subject: RE: RELEASE file
From: Mark Rivers via Tech-talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
To: "'Lang, Keenan C.'" <klang@anl.gov>, Florian Feldbauer <florian@ep1.ruhr-uni-bochum.de>
Cc: tech-talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2019 18:41:08 +0000

Hi Keenan,

 

Now that you have added these lines to configure/RELEASE in those modules:

-include $(TOP)/../RELEASE.local
-include $(TOP)/../RELEASE.$(EPICS_HOST_ARCH).local
-include $(TOP)/configure/RELEASE.local

 

I would suggest that you now remove these lines:

-include $(TOP)/../configure/SUPPORT.$(EPICS_HOST_ARCH)

-include $(TOP)/../configure/EPICS_BASE.$(EPICS_HOST_ARCH)

 

Those lines were present to allow overriding the definitions of EPICS_BASE and SUPPORT, for example when building Windows in the same tree as Linux.

 

But these lines are no longer needed because $(TOP)/../RELEASE.$(EPICS_HOST_ARCH).local can override both EPICS_BASE and SUPPORT.

 

I will fix the modules I am responsible for.

Mark

 

 

From: tech-talk-bounces@aps.anl.gov <tech-talk-bounces@aps.anl.gov> On Behalf Of Lang, Keenan C. via Tech-talk
Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:48 PM
To: Florian Feldbauer <florian@ep1.ruhr-uni-bochum.de>; tech-talk@aps.anl.gov
Subject: Re: RELEASE file

 

I have updated the RELEASE files of the following EPICS modules that the APS distributes:

 

alive 

autosave 

busy 

calc 

caputRecorder

delaygen  

ip 

love 

lua  

motor  

optics 

softGlue 

softGlueZynq  

sscan 

std 

vac 

vme 

Yokogawa_DAS 

 

 


From: tech-talk-bounces@aps.anl.gov <tech-talk-bounces@aps.anl.gov> on behalf of Florian Feldbauer via Tech-talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:39:27 AM
To: tech-talk@aps.anl.gov
Subject: RELEASE file

 

Dear all,

after the collaboration meeting last week, I would like to make the
request that all EPICS modules (e.g. asyn, stream, snmp, ....)
include the lines

 > -include $(TOP)/../RELEASE.local
 > -include $(TOP)/../RELEASE.$(EPICS_HOST_ARCH).local
 > -include $(TOP)/configure/RELEASE.local

in their configure/RELEASE file. These lines were introduced in base 7
and from my point of view this simplifies building EPICS via scripts!
Also I agree with Dirk Zimoch, who mentioned during the meeting, that
configure/RELEASE is not the best place to store dependencies to
specific versions.
In addition, such a line simplifies the collaborative work on a package
via git, as you do not need to modify configure/RELEASE for your
environment anymore. Thus creating merge/pull requests only contain
changes to source files and no longer changes to the environment
configuration. The file 'configure/RELEASE.local' should be included in
the .gitignore file, of course.

Best regards,
Florian

--
Dr. Florian Feldbauer

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Experimentalphysik I AG
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References:
RELEASE file Florian Feldbauer via Tech-talk
Re: RELEASE file Lang, Keenan C. via Tech-talk

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