EPICS 7.0.1

EPICS 7.0.1 is still very new, and the developers strongly recommend copious amounts of testing before putting this release into production use.

Support modules written for earlier versions of EPICS Base may not build successfully against this or later versions without some changes.


The following documents cover EPICS version 7.0.1 and subsequent patch releases. Additional documents can be found in the documentation subdirectory of the distribution source code, and in the html subdirectory that gets created at build-time.

NOTE: These documents may be revised at any time without generation of a new source release. The core-talk and tech-talk mailing lists are probably the best sources of information about the 7.0 series.

Release Notes

Other Links

Release Checklist
EPICS Channel Access 4.13.1 Reference Manual
by Jeffrey O. Hill and Ralph Lange
Perl 5 Interface to Channel Access
by Andrew Johnson
msi: Macro Substitution and Include Tool
by Marty Kraimer
Channel Filters
by Andrew Johnson and Ralph Lange
JSON Link Types
by Andrew Johnson
Submodules and Repositories

Software Download

All versions of EPICS Base are available to the public under an open source license. Development versions can be checked out of our git repository (detailed instructions to come). The sizes of the download files can be seen on the Base Download page. The compressed tar files linked below contain source code only (no binaries), the [signature] link points to a GPG signature of the tarfile.

base- [signature] (15 December 2017)
base-7.0.1-rc1.tar.gz [signature] (30 November 2017)
base-7.0.1-pre1.tar.gz [signature] (16 November 2017)

What happened to the final 7.0.1 release? After I had tagged it and pushed the tag to our public Git repositories, Mark Rivers pointed out that I had forgotten to merge a bug-fix for the build system that would have affected synapps builds. Thus 7.0.1 does exist and you can even download it from this website or check it out from the Git repository, but version is better. — ANJ

To checkout the latest source code using git use the git command below, which will include some additional files not in the tarfile. Note that the development branch for EPICS 7 is called core/master, and some of the submodules are fetched from Launchpad while others are on Github:

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

Related Software

pvaPy – Python Bindings for the PVA protocol.
API documentation.

MCoreUtils – Utilities for EPICS on Multi-Core Linux
A collection of utilities for running IOCs on multi-core (RT or not) Linux architectures.