The EPICS 7.0.2 release contains many bug fixes and some new features. Some significant changes that improve reliability have been made to the PVA modules and are described in the appropriate release notes for those submodules.
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 7.0.2 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.
Read Me & Known Problems
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
by Andrew Johnson and Ralph Lange
JSON Link Types
by Andrew Johnson
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.
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 some of the submodules are fetched from LaunchPad, while others are on GitHub:
git clone -b 7.0 https://git.launchpad.net/epics-base base-7.0 cd base-7.0