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Change Log

All notable changes to this project will be documented in this file. This project adheres to Semantic Versioning. This file follows the formats and conventions from keepachangelog.com

3.0.3 2020-09-18

Added

  • Support to Python >= 3.5 (#1089, #1173, #1201, #1313, #1336)
  • Showscan online based on pyqtgraph (#1285)
    • multiple plots in the same MultiPlot widget (as opposed to different panels before)
    • option to group curves by x-axis or individual plot per curve
    • new showscan console script
    • support fast scans: update curves at a fix rate (5Hz)
    • better curve colors and symbols
  • Measurement group (Taurus extension) configuration API with methods to set/get: enabled, output, plot type, plot axes, timer, monitor, synchronizer, value ref enabled, value ref pattern parameters(#867, #1415, #1416)
  • Experiment configuration (expconf) macros
    • Measurement group configuration macros: set_meas_conf and get_meas_conf (#690)
    • Active measurement group selection macros: set_meas and get_meas (#690)
    • Pre-scan snapshot macros: lssnap, defsnap and udefsnap (#1199)
  • Automatic scan statistics calculation with the scanstats macro as the post-scan hook stored in the ScanStats environment variable (#880, #1402)
  • pic, cen to move the scanned motor to the peak and center of FWHM values respectively (#890)
  • where macro to print the scanned motor position (#890)
  • plotselect macro for configuring channels for online scan plotting (#824)
  • genv macro for printing environment variable values (#888)
  • QtSpock widget (QtSpock and QtSpockWidget) - experimental (#1109)
  • Dump info on channels if MG acq fails in step scan, ct and uct (#1308)
  • Add timestamp to element's dumped information (#1308)
  • Quality to SardanaAttribute (#1353)
  • Instruments creation and configuration in sar_demo (#1198)
  • Allow experimental channel acquisition with PoolChannelTaurusValue (PCTV) widget (#1203)
  • Documentation to Taurus Extensions of Sardana Devices: MacroServer part and the whole Sardana part of the Qt Taurus Extensions (#1228, #1233)
  • Advertise newfile macro in case no ScanDir or ScanFile is set (#1254, #1258)
  • Improve scans to detect if a ScanFile od ScanDir are set but empty (#1262)
  • Possibility to view debug messages in DoorOutput widget - enable/disable using context menu option (#1242)
  • Improve user experience with PMTV:
    • Store PMTV (motor widget) configurations: expert view and write mode (relative or absolute) permanently as TaurusGUI settings (#1286)
    • Do not create encoder widget in PMTV if the motod does not have encoder in order to avoid errors comming from the polling (#209, #1288)
    • Change limit switches indicators from buttons to labels (#210, #1290)
  • Improve documentation (#1241)
  • Better macro exception message and hint to use www (#1191)
  • Stress tests (on the Taurus level) for measurements (#1353)
  • Add basic information to "how to write custom recorder" to the documentation (#1275)
  • Register a TaurusValue factory for pool widgets (#1333)
  • Direct links to Sardana-Taurus model API (#1335)
  • Use GitHub workflows to upload to PyPI (#1253, #1166, #1408, #1189)

Fixed

  • Improve macro aborting in Spock (2nd, 3rd and eventual 4th Ctrl+C now act on the macro). Also print additional information on what is happening while stopping and aborting (#1256, #978, #34)
  • Use tango.EnsureOmnitThread to protect Sardana threads (Tango is not thread safe) (#1298)
  • Avoid using Tango AttributeProxy in limits protection to not be affected by bug tango-controls/pytango#315 (#1302)
  • Avoid deadlock in Sardana-Taurus models e.g. MeasurementGroup.count() or Motor.move() (#1348)
    • Remove redundant protection in PoolElement.start() and waitFinish()
  • Fast repetitions of single acquisition measurements (counts) on MeasurementGroup (#1353)
  • Pre-mature returning to ON state of MeasurementGroup at the end of measurement (#1353)
  • Default macro parameter values in macroexecutor (#1153)
  • Executing RunMacro Door's command with string parameters containing spaces (#1240)
  • macroxecutor and sequencer now react on added/removed macros #295
  • Avoid printing None in wm and wa macros for DialPosition attribute and print the Position attribute twice for pseudo motors (#929, #953, #1411, #1412)
  • Setting of environment variables in Python 3.7 (#1195)
  • Use taurus.external.qt.compat.PY_OBJECT in singal signatures instead of object to avoid problems when using builtins from future (#1082)
  • Remove Taurus deprecated code what reduces deprecation warnings (#1206, #1252)
  • Macro functions which define results now really report the result (#1238)
  • Use of env and hints in macro function decorator (#1239)
  • Fix several issues with PMTV:
    • Reset pending operations of absolute movement on switching to relative movement (#1293)
    • PMTV widget not updating the following attributes: limit switches, state and status (#1244)
  • Avoid Taurus GUI slowness on startup and changing of perspectives due to too large macroexecutor history by limitting it to 100 - configurable with MACROEXECUTOR_MAX_HISTORY (#1307)
  • OutputBlock view option when macros produce outputs at high rate (#1245)
  • showscan online shows only the online trend and not erroneously online and offline (#1260, #1400)
  • Fix fast operations (motion & acq) by propertly clearing operation context and resetting of acq ctrls dicts (#1300)
  • Premature end of acquisition on Windows (#1397)
  • timescan with referable channels (#1399, #1401)
  • Use proper python3 executable regardeless of installation (#1398)
  • Environment variables validation before macro execution when these are defined on door's or macro's level (#1390)
  • Use more efficient way to get terminal size for better printing spock output (#1245, #1268)
  • Measurement groups renaming with renameelem macro(#951)
  • macroexecutor correctly loads macro combo box if it was started with server down and server started afterwards (#599, #1278)
  • TaurusMacroExecutorWidget does not use parent model feature (#599, #1278)
  • TaurusSequencerWidget does not use parent model feature (#1284)
  • Macro plotting in new versions of ipython and matplotlib require extra call to pyplot.draw() to make sure that the plot is refreshed (#1280)
  • Controller's StateOne() that returns only state (#621, #1342)
  • Fix problems with non-timerable channels in expconf (#1409)
  • Allow MacroButton widget to be smaller - minimum size to show the macro name (#1265)
  • Remove TangoAttribute controllers from Sardana (#181, #1279)
  • Remove deprecation warning revealed when running test suite (#1267)
  • Remove event filtering in DynamicPlotManager (showscan online) (#1299)
  • Avoid unnecessary creations of DeviceProxies in ascanct (#1281)
  • Macro modules with annotated functions are properly interpreted by the MacroServer (#1366, #1367)
  • Adapt to new taurus behavior of cmd_line_parser kwarg of TaurusApplication (#1306)
  • Fix dummy C/T and 2D controller classes in the case the start sequence was interrupted (#1188, #1309)
  • Fix dummy motor velocity so it respects steps_per_unit (#1310)
  • Make handling of Macro.sendRecordData() with arbitrary data more robust in Spock (#1320, #1319)
  • Use utf8_json as default codec (in Tango) if Macro.sendRecordData() does not specify one (#1320, #1319)
  • Avoid repeating of positions when regscan, reg2scan and reg3scan pass through start position(s) (#1326)
  • test_stop_meas_cont_acquisition_3 spurious failures (#1188, #1353)
  • Build docs with Sphinx 3 (#1330)

Deprecated

  • DoorDebug widget - use DoorOutput with enabled debugging (#1242)
  • Global measurement group timer/monitor on all levels (#867)
  • value_ref_enabled and value_ref_pattern measurement group parameters for non-referable channels (#867)

Changed

  • Avoid extra state readout at the end of acquisition (#1354)
  • Renamed synchronization to synch description
    • Tango MeasurementGroup Synchronization attribute to SynchDescription
    • Core MeasurementGroup synchronization property to synch_description
    • Sardana-Taurus Device MeasurementGroup getSynchronizationObj(), getSynchronization() and setSynchronization() methods to getSynchDescriptionObj(),getSynchDescription() and setSynchDescription() (#1337)
    • SynchronizationDescription helper class to SynchDescription
  • Requirements are no longer checked when importing sardana (#1185)
  • Measurement group (Taurus extension) configuration API methods, known in the old sense for setting a global measurement group timer/monitor: getTimer(), setTimer(), getMonitor() were moved to MGConfiguration class and are deprecated (#867)
  • macroexecutor and sequencer discard settings if the models passed as command line arguments had changed with respect to the previous execution (#1278, #1284)

Removed

  • Support to Python < 3.5 (#1089, #1173, #1201, #1263)
  • sardana.macroserver.macro.ParamRepeat class (#1315, #1358)
  • Backwards compatibility for measurement group start without preparation (#1315, #1373)
  • Controller API (#1315, #1361):
    • class_prop
    • ctrl_extra_attributes
    • inst_name
    • SetPar() and GerPar()
    • SetExtraAttributePar() and GetExtraAttributePar()
    • ctrl_properties with "Description" as str
  • CounterTimerController controller API (#1315, #1362, #1403):
    • _trigger_type
    • PreStartAllCT(), PreStartOneCT(), StartAllCT() and StartOneCT()
  • PseudoMotorController controller API (#1315, #1363)
    • calc_all_pseudo(), calc_all_physical(), calc_pseudo() and calc_physical()
  • PseudoCounterController controller API (#1315, #1364)
    • calc()
  • IORegisterController controller API (#1315, #1365):
    • predefined_values
  • Loadable backawards compatibility (without repetitions and latency arguments) (#1315, #1370)
  • PoolMotorSlim widget (#1315, #1380)
  • Door's Tango device Abort command (#1315, #1376)
  • Backwards compatibility in measurement group configuration (#1315, #1372)
    • not complete names (without the scheme and PQDN)
    • trigger_type
  • Label and Calibration attributes of DiscretePseudMotor controller (#1315, #1374)
  • MacroButton's methods (#1315, #1379, #1405)
    • toggleProgress()
    • updateMacroArgumentFromSignal()
    • connectArgEditors()
  • Controller's (Taurus extension) getUsedAxis method (#1315, #1377)
  • sardana.taurus.qt.qtgui.extra_macroexecutor.dooroutput.DoorAttrListener class (#1315, #1378)
  • "Show/hide plots" button in expconf (#960, #1255, #1257)
  • plotsButton argument in ExpDescriptionEditor constructor (#960, #1255, #1257)
  • showscan online_raw magic command in spock (#1260)
  • online kwarg in SpockBaseDoor constructor (#1260)
  • sardana.requirements (#1185)
  • sardanatestsuite and sardana.test.testsuite.* utility functions (#1347)
  • Hook places: hooks and pre-start (#1315, #1359)
  • FileRecorder macro hint (#1315, #1360)
  • sardana.release attributes: version_info and revision (#1315, #1357)
  • sardana.spock.release module (#1315, #1357)
  • Support to IPython < 1 (#1315, #1375)

2.8.6 2020-08-10

Fixed

  • MacroButton with repeat parameters (#1172, #1314)

2.8.5 2020-04-27

Fixed

  • Reintroduce backwards compatibility for measurement groups' configurations (URIs) created with Taurus 3 (#1266, #1271)

2.8.4 2019-11-13

Fixed

  • fix compatibility with python 2.6 when overwritting macros
  • fscan macro that was broken 2.6.0 (#1218, #1220)

Deprecated

  • nr_points attribute of scan macros e.g., aNscan family of scans, fscan etc. (#1218, #1220)

2.8.3 2019-09-16

Fixed

  • Removing latencytime from detect_evt (as propossed in #1190)

2.8.2 2019-09-13

Fixed

  • Hangs of MacroServer when PyTango AttributeProxy and DeviceProxy objects were garbage collected (#1080, #1190, #1193)

2.8.1 2019-07-22

Fixed

  • Remove uncompleted optimization when applying measurement group configuration (#1171, #1174)

2.8.0 2019-07-01

Added

  • SEP2 - Improve integration of 1D and 2D experimental channels (#775):
    • Possibility to report acquisition results in form of value references (in the URI format) of 1D and 2D experimental channels:
      • Referable base class to inherit from when developing a controller plugin
      • ValueRef and ValueRefBuffer Tango attributes and value_ref and value_ref_buffer core attributes to propagate value references proceeding from the controllers.
    • Possibility to configure value referencing from the measurement group level (Ref Enabled and Ref Pattern columns in expconf and value_ref_pattern and value_ref_enabled configuration parameters) or a single channel level (ValueRefPattern and ValueRefEnabled Tango attributes) which both reach the controller plugin as axis parameters value_ref_pattern and value_ref_enabled.
    • Creation of Virtual Data Sets (VDS) for value references of h5file scheme in HDF5 file recorder.
    • Possibility to still use pseudo counters based on 1D and 2D experimental channels when value referencing is in use.
    • Possibility to include 2D experimental channels in continuous acquisition using value reporting (ValueBuffer Tango attribute to 2DExpChannel and value_buffer core attribute)
    • VALUE_BUFFER_CODEC and VALUE_REF_BUFFER_CODEC to sardanacustomsettings.
  • Reintroduce showscan online to spock (#1042)
  • Full support to spock syntax in loading sequences from files (#645, #672)
  • Info in lsmac output about macros being overridden (#930, #947)
  • Allow to configure timeout on pool element's (Taurus extensions) go methods e.g. move, count, etc. (#992)
  • Emulated hardware triggering between dummy counter/timer and trigger/gate elements (#1100)
  • Macro example demonstrating how to add an extra scan column with motor positions shifted to the middle of the scan interval: ascanct_midtrigger (#1105)
  • Support to 7 axes geometry in pa macro (#1116)
  • Protection to showscan when a non HDF5 file is getting opened (#1073)
  • Auto-deploy to PyPI with Travis (#1113)
  • Print output of send2ctrl macro only if it contains something (#1120)
  • Add DescriptionLength view option for adjusting the lsdef macro description (#1107, #1108)
  • Add ShowScanOnline component to Taurus Qt extensions (#1042)

Changed

  • Data Tango attribute of experimental channels (CTExpChannel, ZeroDExpChannel, OneDExpChannel, PseudoCounter) to ValueBuffer (SEP2, #775)
  • Value buffer data structure format from {"index": seq<int>, "data": seq<str>} to {"index": seq<int>, "value": seq<str>} (SEP2, #775)
  • Default encoding of ValueBuffer and ValueRefBuffer attributes (SEP2, #775) from JSON to pickle
  • Mapping of Integer data type to Tango DevLong64 (#1083)

Fixed

  • Hanging scans by avoiding deepcopy of DeviceProxy (#1102)
  • Restore motor parameters (vel, acc, dec) before going to start position in dNscact macros (#1085)
  • Calculation of nb_starts argument of PrepareOne method of timerable controllers when software synchronization is in use (#1110)
  • Interactive macros on Windows (#347)
  • expconf when empty (unspecified) DataType (#1076)
  • Output block of scan records which do not fit the console width (#924)
  • Fix bug on exception popups in macroexecutor (#1079, #1088)
  • Cyclic references between scan macros and GSF internals (#816, #1115)
  • Enable expconf buttons (Reload and Apply) when local configuration was kept after receiving external changes (#959, #1093)
  • Avoid external changes pop-up when synchronizer is changed in the expconf by removing global measurement group synchronizer (#1103)
  • Show external changes pop-up in expconf when last measurement group is deleted remotelly (#1099)
  • Pop-up message when expconf configuration changed externally (#1094)
  • Remove circlular references between the macro object and the FIO recorder (#1121)

Deprecated

  • Datasource Tango attribute, data_source core attributes and data_source 1D and 2D controller axis parameter (SEP2, #775).

Removed

  • ValueBuffer Tango attribute of 0D exp. channels deprecated in version 2.3.0. AccumulationBuffer attribute serves for the same need (SEP2, #775). Exceptionally no major version bump is done cause it seems like this attribute was not used programmatically in third party plugins/GUIs.

2.7.2 2019-05-28

Fixed

  • Several issues with measurement group configuration and epxconf (#1090)

Deprecated

  • Measurement group configuration timer and monitor - there are no equivalents, these roles are assigned based on the channel's order per each of the synchronization types: trigger, gate and start (#1090)

2.7.1 2019-03-29

Fixed

  • Do not read 1D and 2D experimental channels during software acquisition loop reintroduced after fixing it in 2.6.0 (#1086).

2.7.0 2019-03-11

Added

  • Possibility to directly acquire an experimental channel (without the need to define a measurement group) (#185, #997, #1048, #1061)
    • IntegrationTime (Tango) and integration_time (core) attributes to all experimental channels
    • Timer (Tango) and timer (core) attribute to all timerable experimental channels
    • default_timer class attribute to all timerable controllers (plugins) to let them announce the default timer axis
  • Possibility to pass an experimental channel (now compatible only with timerable channels) as a parameter of ct and uct macros in order to acquire directly on the channel (#1049)
  • Countable element type that includes measurement group and experimental channels (#1049)
  • newfile macro for setting ScanDir, ScanFile and ScanID env variables (#777)
  • Warning message when hooks gets overridden with Hookable.hooks property (#1041)
  • Acquisition macro examples (#1047)

Fixed

  • expconf warns only about the following environment variables changes: ScanFile, ScanDir, ActiveMntGrp, PreScanSnapshot and DataCompressionRank (#1040)
  • MeasurementGroup's Moveable attribute when set to "None" in Tango is used as None in the core (#1001)
  • Compatibility of measurement group plotting configurations created with sardana < 2.4.0 and taurus < 4.3.0 (#1017, #1022)
  • General Hook tests (#1062)

2.6.1 2019-02-04

This is a special release for meeting the deadline of debian buster freeze (debian 10).

Fixed

  • String parameter editor in macroexecutor and sequencer (#1030, #1031)
  • Documentation on differences between Hookable.hooks and Hookable.appendHook (#962, #1013)

2.6.0 2019-01-31

This is a special release for meeting the deadline of debian buster freeze (debian 10).

Added

  • New acquisition and synchronization concepts (SEP18, #773):
    • Preparation of measurement group for a group of acquisitions is mandatory (Prepare Tango command and prepare core method; NbStarts Tango attribute and nb_starts core attribute; count, count_raw and count_continuous methods in Taurus extension)
    • Preparation of timerable controllers is optional (PrepareOne method)
    • SoftwareStart and HardwareStart options in AcqSynch enumeration and Start in AcqSynchType enumeration (the second one is available in the expconf as synchronization option)
    • start and end events in software synchronizer
    • PoolAcquisitionSoftwareStart acquisition action
    • SoftwareStart and HardwareStart synchronization in DummyCounterTimerController
  • Support to Qt5 for Sardana-Taurus widgets and Sardana-Taurus extensions (#1006, #1009)
  • Possibility to define macros with optional parameters. These must be the last ones in the definition (#285, #876, #943, #941, #955)
  • Possibility to pass values of repeat parameters with just one member without the need to encapsulate them in square brackets (spock syntax) or list (macro API) (#781, #983)
  • Possibility to change data format (shape) of of pseudo counter values (#986)
  • Check scan range agains motor limits wheneve possible (#46, #963)
  • Workaround for API_DeviceTimedOut errors on MeasurementGroup Start. Call Stop in case this error occured (#764).
  • Optional measurement group parameter to ct and uct macros (#940, #473)
  • Support to "PETRA3 P23 6C" and "PETRA3 P23 4C" diffractometers by means of new controller classes and necessary adaptation to macros (#923, #921)
  • Top LICENSE file that applies to the whole project (#938)
  • Document remote connection to MacroServer Python process (RConsolePort Tango property) (#984)
  • sardana.taurus.qt.qtgui.macrolistener (moved from taurus.qt.qtgui.taurusgui)
  • Documentation on differences between Hookable.hooks and Hookable.appendHook (#962, #1013)

Fixed

  • Do not read 1D and 2D experimental channels during software acquisition loop (#967)
  • Make expconf react on events of environment, measurement groups and their configurations. An event offers an option to reload the whole experiment configuration or keep the local changes. expconf started with --auto-update option will automatically reload the whole experiment configuration (#806, #882, #988, #1028, #1033)
  • Reload macro library overriding another library (#927, #946)
  • Avoid final padding in timescan when it was stopped by user (#869, #935)
  • Moveables limits check in continuous scans when moveables position attribute has unit configured and Taurus 4 is used (quantities) (#989, #990)
  • Hook places advertised by continuous scans so the allowHooks hint and the code are coherent (#936)
  • Macro/controller module description when module does not have a docstring (#945)
  • Make wu macro respect view options (#1000, #1002)
  • Make cleanup (remove configuration) if spock profile creation was interrupted or failed (#791, #793)
  • Spock considers passing supernumerary parameters as errors (#438, #781)
  • MacroServer starts without the Qt library installed (#781, #907, #908)
  • Make Description an optional part of controller's properties definition (#976)
  • Correcting bug in hkl macros introduced when extending macros for new diffractometer types: angle order was switched

Changed

  • MacroButton stops macros instead of aborting them (#931, #943)
  • Spock syntax and advanced spock syntax are considered as one in documentaion (#781)
  • Move pre-scan and post-scan hooks out of scan_loop method (#920, #922, #933)
  • Logstash handler from python-logstash to python-logstash-async (#895)
  • Move ParamParser to sardana.util.parser (#781, #907, #908)
  • SpockCommandWidget.returnPressed method renamed to onReturnPressed
  • SpockCommandWidget.textChanged method renamed to onTextChanged

Deprecated

  • Measurement group start without prior preparation (SEP18, #773)
  • Loadable controller's API: LoadOne(axis, value, repeats) in favor of LoadOne(axis, value, repeats, latency) (SEP18, #773)
  • Unused class sardana.taurus.qt.qtgui.extra_macroexecutor.dooroutput.DoorAttrListener

Removed

  • Support to Qt < 4.7.4 (#1006, #1009)

2.5.0 2018-08-10

Added

  • def_discr_pos, udef_discr_pos and prdef_discr macros for configuring discrete pseudo motors (#801)
  • Configuration attribute to discrete pseudo motor (#801)
  • Avoid desynchronization of motion and acquisition in time synchronized continuous scans by checking whether the motor controller accepts the scan velocity and in case it rounds it up, reduce the scan velocity (#757)
  • repeat macro for executing n-times a set of macros passed as parameters or attached as hooks (#310, #745, #892)
  • pre-acq and post-acq hooks to the ct macro (#808)
  • pre-acq and post-acq hooks to the continuous scans: ascanct family macros (#780)
  • pre-acq and post-acq hooks to timescan macro (#885)
  • SoftwareSynhronizerInitialDomain Tango attribute to the Measurement Group Tango device and sw_synch_initial_domain attribute to the PoolMeasurementGroup (#759) - experimental
  • Default macro logging filter which improves the output of logging messages. Filter can be configured with sardanacustomsettings (#730)
  • Possibiltiy to configure ORB end point for Tango servers with Tango DB free property (#874)
  • Enhance software synchronization by allowing function generation when group has 1 repeat only (#786)
  • Tab completion in spock for Boolean macro parameters (#871)
  • Information about controller properties in sar_info macro (#855, #866)

Fixed

  • Ensure that value buffer (data) events are handled sequentially so data are not wrongly interpreted as lost (#794, #813)
  • Push change events from code for measurement group attributes: moveable, latency time and synchronization (#736, #738)
  • getPoolObj random AttributeErrors: _pool_obj errors in macros (#865, #57)
  • Pre-scan snapshot (#753)
  • Avoid loading configuration to disabled controllers in measurement group acquisition (#758)
  • Spock returning prompt too early not allowing to stop macros on Windows (#717, #725, #905)
  • Validation of starts and finals for a2scanct, a3scanct, meshct, ... (#734)
  • defelem macro when using default axis number (#568, #609)
  • Boolean macro parameter validation - now works only True, true, 1 or False, false, 0 (#871)
  • Remove numpy and pylab symbols from spock namespace in order to not collide with macros e.g. repeat, where, etc. (#893)
  • Make SPEC_FileRecorder use LF instead of CRLF even on windows (#750)
  • Appending of hooks from sequence XML (#747)
  • Avoid problems with MacroServer attributes (Environment and Elements) in taurus extesnions by using newly introduced (in taurus 4.4.0) TangoSerial serialization mode (#897)
  • Pseudo counters in continuous acquisition (#899)
  • Split of PoolPath, MacroPath and RecorderPath with OS separator (#762)
  • lsgh list hooks multiple times to reflect the configuration (#774)
  • Avoid errors if selected trajectory in HKL controller doesnot exists (#752)
  • Pass motion range information with MoveableDesc in mesh scan (#864)
  • getElementByAxis and getElementByName of Controller Taurus extension class (#872)
  • GScan intervals estimation (#772)
  • meshct intervals estimation (#768)
  • Documentation on how to install and use Sardana from Git clone (#751)
  • Documentation (Sphinx) build warnings (#859, #179, #219, #393)

Changed

  • Change epoch from float to formatted date & time in Spec recorder (#766)
  • Documentation hosting from ReadTheDocs to Github Pages (build on Travis) (#826)
  • Door and MacroServer references in spock configuration file (profile) to use FQDN URI references (#894, #668)

Deprecated

  • Label and Calibration attributes of discrete pseudo motor in favor of Configuration attribute (#801)
  • PoolMotorSlim widget in favor of PoolMotorTV widget (#163, #785)
  • Controller.getUsedAxis (Taurus device extension) in favor of Controller.getUsedAxes (#609)

Removed

  • Signal modelChanged() from ParamBase class to use the call to method onModelChanged directly instead

2.4.0 2018-03-14

Added

  • General hooks - hooks that can be configured with defgh, udefgh and lsgh macros instead of attaching them programatically (#200, #646)
  • New API to Stoppable interface of pool controllers that allows synchronized multiaxes stop/abort (#157, #592)
  • Macro execution logs can be saved to a file. Controlled with logmacro macro and LogMacroDir, LogMacroFormat environment variables (#102, #480)
  • addctrlib, relctrllib, relctrlcls macros usefull when developing controller classes (#541)
  • meshct macro - mesh composed from row scans executed in the continuous way (#659)
  • Optional sending of logs to Logstash (www.elastic.co) configurable with LogstashHost and LogstashPort Tango properties of Pool and MacroServer (#699).
  • Relative continuous scans like dscanct, d2scanct, etc. (#605, #688)
  • Expose acquisition data in ct and uct macros via data macro property (#471, #682, #684)
  • Notification to the user in case of a failed operation of stopping in spock (#592)
  • Timeout/watchdog in continuous scans - especially usefull when triggers may be missed e.g. not precise positioning (#136, #601)
  • Reintroduce intermediate events for counter/timer channels while software acquisition is in progress (#625)
  • TaurusCounterTimerController - that can connect to different data sources e.g. EPICS by using Taurus schemes (#628)
  • Allow deleting multiple measurement groups and multiple controllers with udefmeas and udefctrl macros respectivelly (#361, #547)
  • Improve exception hangling in ascanct & co. (#600)
  • Allow to hide Taurus 4 related deprecation warnings (TAURUS_MAX_DEPRECATION_COUNTS sardana custom setting) (#550)
  • Optional data extrapolation for the very first records in ascanct & co. (ApplyExtrapolation environment variable) (#588)
  • Inform about an error when reading the sofware synchronized channel so the record can be completed - value for the given trigger will not arrive anymore (#581, #582)
  • --file option to sequencer - it allows to load a sequence file directly on the application startup moment (#283, #551)
  • Report error line number when loading a sequence from a txt file fails (#114, #552)
  • Present available pools at the macroserver creation moment in the alphabetical order (#585, #586)
  • Present available doors at the spock profile creation moment in the alphabetical order (#221, #558, #673)
  • DiffractometerType is stored in crystal file in HKL controller (#679)
  • Some backwards compatibility for element names in PQDN - recently Taurus started using only FQDN (#625, #627)
  • Improve DumbRecorder (example of a custom file recorder) to write to a file.
  • Data in scan Records can now be accessed via dict-like syntax (#644)
  • Example of a macro that uses other macros as hooks #649

Fixed

  • Spock waits until macro stopping is finished after Ctrl+C (#34. #596)
  • Limits of the underneeth motors are checked if we move a pseudo motor (#36, #663, #704)
  • Limits of the underneeth motors are checked if we move a motor group (#259, #560)
  • Eliminate a possibility of deadlock when aborting a macro (#693, #695, #708)
  • Acquisition start sequence which in case of starting disabled channels could unintentionally change the measurement group's configuration (#607, #615)
  • Selection of the master timer/monitor for each of the acquisition sub-actions (hardware and software) (#614)
  • Avoid "already involved in motion" errors due to wrong handling of operation context and Tango state machine (#639)
  • Protect software synchronizer from errors in reading motor's position (#694, #700)
  • Make the information about the element's instrument fully dynamic and remove it from the serialized information (#122, #619)
  • uct macro (#319, #627)
  • Avoid measurement group start failures when to the disabled controller is offline (#677, #681)
  • Allow to stop macro when it was previously paused (#348, #548)
  • Bug in theoretical motor position in ascanct & co. (#591)
  • Counter/timer TaurusValue widget when used with Taurus 4 - correctly show the element's name (#617)
  • relmaclib reports the error message in case the macro has parameters definition is incorrect (#377, #642)
  • Icons in macroexecution widgets when used with Taurus 4 (#578)
  • Spurious errors when reading RecordData attribute, normally triggered on event subscription e.g. macrogui (#447, #598)
  • Possible too early acquisition triggering by trigger/gate due to the wrong order ot starting trigger/gate and software synchronizer in the synchronization action (#597)
  • Validation of motor positions agains their limits in ascanct & co. (#595)
  • Generation of theoretical timestamps in ascanct & co. (#602)
  • Maintain macrobutton's text when MacroServer is shut down (#293, #559)
  • Number of repetitions (always pass 1) passed to experimental channel controllers in case software synchronization is in use (#594)
  • Hookable.hooks proprty setting - now it cleans the previous configuration (#655)
  • getData of scan macros from the GSF (#683, #687)
  • Make PoolUtil thread-safe (#662, #655)
  • Dummy counter/timer now returns partial value when its acquisition was aborted (#626)
  • Workaround for #427: make default values for repeat parameters of wa, pwa and all list macros fully functional - also support execution with Macro.execMacro (#654)
  • getIntervalEstimation method of the GSF for some scanning modes (#661)
  • Improved MacroServer creation wizard (#676)

Changed

  • FQDN are now used internally by sardana in its identifiers (#668, partially)
  • Make explicit file descriptor buffer synchronization (force effective write to the file system) in SPEC and FIO recorders (#651)
  • Rename edctrl to edctrlcls macro (#541)
  • The way how the master timer/monitor for the acquisition actions is selected. Previously the first one for the given synchronization was used, now it is taken into account if it is enabled or disabled (next ones may be used then). (#647, #648)
  • Macrobutton's text to from "<macro_name>" to "Run/Abort <macro_name>" (#322, #554, #658)
  • Color policy in spock for IPython >= 5 from Linux to Neutral (#706 and #712)

Removed

  • ElementList attribute from the Door Tango device - Element attribute is available on the MacroServer device (#556, #557, #653)
  • raw_stop_all, raw_stop_one, _raw_stop_all, _raw_stop_one, stop_all, stop_one, raw_abort_all, raw_abort_one, _raw_abort_all, _raw_abort_one, abort_all, abort_one methods of the PoolController class (#592)

2.3.2 - 2017-08-11

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Fixed

  • Provides metadatab in setup.py to be complient with PyPI

2.3.1 - 2017-08-11

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Fixed

  • Appveyor build for Python 2.7 64 bits

2.3.0 - 2017-08-11

For a full log of commits between versions run (in your git repo): git log 2.2.3..2.3.0

Added

  • Generic continuous scans - ascanct & co. (SEP6)
    • TriggerGate element and its controller to plug in hardware with the synchronization capabilities
    • Software synchronizer that emulate hardware TriggerGate elements
    • Possibility to execute multiple, synchronized by hardware or software, in time or position domain (also non equidistant) acquisitions with the Measurement Group
    • CTExpChannel can report acquired and indexed values in chunks in continuous acquisition
    • synchronizer parameter to the Measurement Group configuration
    • latency_time parameter to the experimental channel controllers
    • ApplyInterpolation environment variable, applicable to ascanct & co.
    • "How to write a counter/timer controller" documentation
    • "How to write a trigger/gate controller" documentation
  • 0DExpChannel may report acquired and indexed values in chunks in continuous acquisition (#469)
  • PseudoCounter may return calculated (from the buffered physical channels values) and indexed values in chunks in continuous acquisition (#469)
  • timescan macro to run equidistant time scans and TScan class to develop custom time scans (#104, #485)
  • New recorder for NXscan that does not use the nxs module (NAPI) but h5py instead (#460)
  • New spock syntax based on the square brackets to use repeat parameters without limitations (#405)
  • Possibility to specify the IORegister value attribute data type between int, float or bool even in the same controller (#459, #458)
  • Possibility to duplicate repeats of the repeat parameters in macroexecutor and sequencer (#426)
  • Tooltip with parameters description in the macro execution widgets: MacroExecutor and Sequencer (#302)
  • Generic main to the macrobutton widget that allows to execute "any" macro
  • Overview of Pool elements documentation.
  • API fo Pool elements documentation.
  • Flake8 check-on-push for CI (#451)
  • Continuous integration service for Windows platform - AppVeyor (#383, #497)

Changed

  • ascanct & co. macro parameters to more resemble parameters of step scans (SEP6)
  • trigger_type was renamed to synchronization in Measurement Group configuration and as the experimental channel controller parameter (SEP6)
  • make the new NXscanH5_FileRecorder the default one for .h5 files (#460)
  • A part of the 0D's core API was changed in order to be more consistent with the new concept of value buffer (#469):
    • BaseAccumulation.append_value -> BaseAccumulation.append
    • Value.get_value_buffer -> Value.get_accumulation_buffer
    • Value.append_value -> Value.append_buffer
    • PoolZeoDExpChannel.get_value_buffer -> PoolZeoDExpChannel.get_accumulation_buffer
    • PoolZeoDExpChannel.value_buffer -> PoolZeoDExpChannel.accumulation_buffer
  • nr_of_points attribute of aNscan class was renamed to nr_points (#469)
  • IORegister value attribute default data type from int to float and as a consequence its Tango attribute data type from DevLong to DevDouble and the write_ioreg and read_ioreg macro parameter and result type respectively (#459, #458)
  • Use of ordereddict module. Now it is used from the standard library (Python >= 2.7) instead of taurus.external. For Python 2.6 users this means a new dependency ordereddict from PyPI (#482)
  • Applied AutoPEP8 to whole project (#446)

Deprecated

  • LoadOne API had changed - repetitions was added as a mandatory argument and the old API is deprecated (SEP6)
  • OD's ValueBuffer Tango attribute is deprecated in favor of the AccumulationBuffer attribute (#469)

Removed

  • intermediate events being emitted by the CTExpChannel Value attribute while acquiring with the count updates - temporarily removed (SEP6)
  • units level from the Measurement Group configuration (#218)

Fixed

  • Spurious errors when hangling macros stop/abort e.g. dscan returning to initial position, restoring velocitues after continuous scan, etc. due to the lack of synchronization between stopping/aborting macro reserved objects and execution of on_stop/on_abort methods (#8, #503)
  • Hangs and segmentation faults during the MacroServer shutdown process (#273, #494, #505. #510)
  • macrobutton widget working with the string parameters containing white spaces (#423)
  • Restoring macros from the list of favorites in the macroexecutor (#441, #495)
  • Macro execution widgets connecting to the MacroServer in a Tango database different than the default one e.g. using --tango-host option
  • Logging of the macro result composed from more than one item in Spock (#366, #496)
  • MacroServer start and instance creation when using it as standalone server i.e. without any Pool (#493)
  • One of the custom recorder examples - DumbRecorder (#511)

2.2.3 - 2017-01-12

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Fixed

  • Avoid to run sardana.tango.pool tests in sardana_unitsuite (related to #402)

2.2.2 - 2017-01-10

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Fixed

  • saving of PreScanSnapshot environment variable from expconf widget (#411)
  • travis-ci build failures due to configuration file not adapted to setuptools

2.2.1 - 2016-12-30

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Fixed

  • Build of documentation on RTD

2.2.0 - 2016-12-22

For a full log of commits between versions run (in your git repo): git log 2.1.1..2.2.0

Added

  • Possibility to store data of 1D channels in SPEC files (#360)
  • Pseudo counters documentation (overview and "how to" controllers) (#436)
  • sardanatestsuite script to run sardana tests (#368)
  • bumpversion support
  • This CHANGELOG.md file

Changed

  • setup.py implementation from distutils to setuptools (#368)
  • waitFinish (used to execute async operations) is not reservedOperation (#362)

Deprecated

  • sardana.spock.release module

Removed

  • sardanaeditor widget support to taurus < 4 & spyder < 3 (sardanaeditor will become functional from taurus release corresponding to milestone Jan17) (#354)

Fixed

  • Disable/enable experimental channels in measurement group (#367)
  • Pseudo counters based on 0D channels (#370)
  • AccumulationType attribute of 0D channels (#385)
  • Display (now case sensitive) of measurement groups names in expconf widget (SF #498)
  • spock prompt in IPython > 5 (#371)
  • renameelem macro (#316)
  • Tango device server scripts on Windows (#350)
  • Use of DirectoryMap environment variable with list of values
  • Other bugs: #271, #338, #341, #345, #351, #353, #357, #358, #359, #364, #386

2.1.1 - 2016-09-27

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Fixed

SF issues: #426, #507, #508, #509, #511

2.1.0 - 2016-09-13

For a full log of commits between versions run (in your git repo): git log 2.0.0..2.1.0 Main improvements since sardana 2.0.0 (aka Jan16) are:

Added

  • Compatibility layer in order to support Taurus v3 and v4.
  • itango dependency to make Sardana compatible with PyTango 9.2.0. Sardana CLI client (spock) has been adapted. (SF #487)
  • Optional block output of the scan records in spock. The new records can be printed on top of the previous ones. (SF #492)

Changed

  • Re-introduce a possibility to decode repeat parameters for macros that use only one repeat parameter, located at the end of the definition, from a flat list parameters. (SF #491)
  • Improve the sequencer behaviour. (SF #483, #485)
  • Documentation. (SF #489, #490, #491)

Fixed

  • Sporadic "already involved in operation" errors in the scans when using 0D experimental channels. (SF #104)
  • Bugs (SF #499, #493, #492, #488, #485, #484, #483, #482, #478, #418, #405, #104)

2.0.0 - 2016-04-28

For a full log of commits between versions run (in your git repo): git log 1.6.1..2.0.0 Main improvements since sardana 1.6.1 (aka Jul15) are:

Added

  • HKL support (SEP4)
  • Support to external recorders (SF #380, #409, #417); Sardana recorder classes and related utilities have been relocated.
  • Macro tw has been added in the standard macros (SF #437)
  • Possibility to rename pool elements (SF #430)

Changed

  • Improve support of repeat macro parameters (SF #3, #466); multiple and/or nested and/or arbitrarily placed repeat parameters are allowed now.
  • Door Device status reports information about the macro being run (SF #120, #427)
  • Door is now in ON state after user abort (SF #427)
  • Correct PoolPath precedence to respect the order (SF #6)

Fixed

  • Bugs (SF #223, #359, #377, #378, #379, #381, #382, #387, #388, #390, #394, #403, #406, #411, #415, #424, #425, #431, #447, #449, #451, #453, #454, #461)

Removed

  • Templates to fix issue with rtd theme (#447)

1.6.1 - 2015-07-28

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Changed

  • Update man pages
  • bumpversion

1.6.0 - 2015-07-27

Release of Sardana 1.6.0 (the Jul15 milestone) Main improvements since sardana 1.5.0 (aka Jan15):

Added

  • macros dmesh and dmeshc (#283)
  • Document DriftCorrection feature
  • Sardana documentation is now available in RTD (SF #5, #358)
  • Option to display controller and axis number, in the output from wm/wa (SF #239)

Changed

  • Allow Sardana execution on Windows (SF #228)
  • Improve speed of wa macro(SF #287)
  • Allow undefine many elements at the same time, using udefelem (SF #127)
  • Allow reading of motor position when the motor is out of SW limits (SF #238)

Fixed

  • meshc scan
  • Bug in ascanc when using a pseudomotor (SF #353)
  • Bugs related to loading macros/modules (SF #121 ,#256)
  • Bug with PoolMotorTV showing AttributeError (SF #368 ,#369, #371)
  • Bugs and features related with test framework (SF #249, #328, #357)
  • Bugs (SF #65, #340, #341, #344, #345, #347, #349)