As of now, this page is really an index of other pages containing documentation, because EPICS documentation is distributed between the different parts of the project. In most cases, the documentation associated with a particular part of EPICS is found on the part of this site that is concerned with that part of the code, and the links below will take you to those areas.
However, in the long run documentation will be collected and concentrated at docs.epics-controls.org. Many documents can already be best reached from that site so please take a look. The page also explains the guidelines that EPICS-related documentation should follow in the future.
A number of different document formats have been used, depending on the original author’s preferences. Hypertext (HTML) and PDF predominate, but PostScript is also occasionally used.
Guides and Support
- Website Documentation – Documentation for contributing to this website
- Graphic and Templates – Graphics files and permission to use the logo
- General Documents – Overviews and the history of EPICS
- Hardware support – very old documentation, check the Support Modules area first for newer versions
Where can I find the IOC Application Developers’ Guide?
This document, along with other similar documents, is very specific to the particular release of Base that you want to know about. You’ll find a link to it on the page for your Base release in the EPICS Base area. Since EPICS 7 though the information in the guide is being split up and distributed to other documents; API information will be published using Doxygen as we get around to including the appropriate annotations into the header files.
Where is the Record Reference Manual?
It’s now built with the Base software, and included with the documents for each release.
The original APS EPICS Documentation page will no longer be maintained or updated. If there are any documents listed there that you will need access to in the future but cannot find in this new documentation area please let me know.