This is the new major release series. The developers strongly recommend copious amounts of testing before putting this code into production use.

Continuous Integration

The latest code from the 7.0 series gets built and tested on various operating systems whenever changes are committed to the Git repository on Launchpad. Build statuses are available for Unix-like OS builds and Microsoft Windows builds.

Point Releases

Each released version has its own page containing links to its documentation and the relevant files in the software download area. Released versions may have subsequent patch releases, which are documented under the parent version number.

EPICS 7.0.1 (Initial release)

Platforms Supported

The following host platforms are supported in the latest release above:

  • GNU/Linux on Intel, PowerPC or ARM
  • MacOS X (Darwin) on Intel
  • MS Windows on x86 or x64 using MS Visual Studio, Cygwin, or MinGW


These IOC target platforms are currently supported:

  • GNU/Linux on Intel, PowerPC or ARM
  • MacOS X (Darwin) on Intel
  • MS Windows on x86 or x64
  • RTEMS releases up to 4.10.x on any previously supported CPU.
  • vxWorks 6.8 or later on PowerPC or Intel CPUs.


Software Download

Tarfiles of released versions of Base can be retrieved from the Base Download area. The source code for all release branches of Base can be obtained using git by cloning the URL https://git.launchpad.net/epics-base but note that from 7.0 we are using git submodules, and the PVA modules will be downloaded (automatically) from GitHub, not Launchpad. To check out the 7.0 branch use these commands:

git clone -b 7.0 https://git.launchpad.net/epics-base base-7.0
cd base-7.0
git submodule update --init --reference ./