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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

Note: changes in the support-3.x branch (which was split from the master branch after 3.7.1 and maintained in parallel to the develop branch) won't be reflected in this file.

4.7.0 - 2020-08-07

Jul20 milestone

Added

  • plot, trend, trend2d, image first-level taurus subcommands (#1120)
  • "taurus.*.alt" entry-point groups for registering alternative implementations of plot, trend, trend2d, image (#1120)
  • check-deps subcommand (#988)
  • taurus.cli.register_subcommands() and taurus.cli.taurus_cmd() (#991)
  • Support for ºC as degree celsius in units (#1033)
  • Support for spyder v4 in taurus.qt.qtgui.editor (#1038)
  • Entry-point ("taurus.qt.formatters") for registering formatters via plugins (#1039)
  • New worker_cls argument for taurus.core.util.ThreadPool costructor (#1081)
  • taurus.core.util.lazymodule for delayed entry-point loading of modules (#1090)
  • "taurus.form.item_factories" entry-point group (#1108)
  • tauruscustomsettings.TANGO_AUTOSUBSCRIBE_CONF to allow skipping of config event subscription by TangoAttribute
  • Official taurus packages are now automatically published in the taurus-org Anaconda channel

Changed

  • Improved Qt binding selection mechanism (and prioritize PyQt5 over PyQt4) (#1121)
  • Qt theme no longer set to TangoIcons by default (for coherence with docs) (#1012)
  • Improved Configuration options for TaurusGui (#940)
  • Passing cmd_line_parser=None to TaurusApplication is no longer required (#1089)
  • (for developers) Support of tox and change to pytest. More platforms being now automatically tested by travis (#994)
  • TaurusForm provides more debugging info when failing to handle a model (#1049)
  • Improved GUI dialog for changing the formatter of a widget (#1039)
  • Modules registered with "taurus.qt.qtgui" entry-point are now lazy-loaded (#1090)
  • The control over which custom widgets are to be used in a TaurusForm is now done by registering factories to "taurus.form.item_factories" entry-point (#1108)
  • Allow case-insensitive values for the taurus --log-level option (#1112)
  • Qt unit tests reimplemented using pytest-qt (#1114)
  • "'taurus.qt.qtgui.panel.TaurusModelSelector.items" entry-point group renamed to "taurus.model_selector.items"
  • Added support for 3rd party widgets in TaurusValue config settings (#1066)
  • Improved documentation (#1044, #1056, #1059, #1120)

Deprecated

  • qwt5 and guiqwt CLI subcommands (#1120)
  • TaurusBaseWidget.showFormatterDlg() (#1039)
  • Custom widget API in TaurusForm, TaurusValue and TaurusGui (#1108)
  • tauruscustomsettings.T_FORM_CUSTOM_WIDGET_MAP (#1108)
  • BaseWidgetTestCase and GenericWidgetTestCase (#1114)
  • TimeOut Device Server (#1114)

Fixed

  • Several issues in TaurusWheelEdit (#1010, #1021)
  • Several issues affecting synoptics (#1005, #1029, #1082)
  • Issues with TaurusValueComboBox (#1102, #1032)
  • Issues with TaurusValueLineEdit (#1072)
  • TaurusValueLineEdit could not be enabled (#1117)
  • Support dns aliases for the authority name in tango model names (#998)
  • Py3 exception in TaurusModelChooser.getListedModels() (#1008)
  • Thread safety issues in TaurusPollingTimer's add/remove attributes API (#1002)
  • Problem preventing editing existing GUIs with Taurus New Gui wizard (#1126)
  • (for py2) Improved backwards compatibility of taurus.qt.qtgui.plot (#1027)
  • Issues with events and subscriptions in Tango (#1030, #1061, #1113)
  • Compatibility issue in deprecated TangoAttribute's isScalar() and isSpectrum() (#1034)
  • Tooltip issues in case of device connection problems (#1087)
  • Some issues in taurus v3 to v4 migration support (#1059)
  • Some CI test issues (#1042, #1069, #1073, #1075, #1109, #1114)

4.6.1 - 2019-08-19

Hotfix for auto-deployment in PyPI with Travis. No other difference from 4.6.0.

Fixed

  • Travis not deploying tar.gz (#990)

4.6.0 - 2019-08-19

Jul19 milestone

Added

  • New CLI API based on click and taurus command supporting pluggable subcommands (#856)
  • TaurusGui now accepts a settingsname argument to specify the settings file to be loaded. Also accessible from the CLI as taurus gui --ini NAME (#570)
  • TaurusModelSelector and TaurusModelSelectorItem classes and the (experimental) "taurus.qt.qtgui.panel.TaurusModelSelector.items" entry point (#869)
  • TaurusFactory.getValidatorFromName method and getValidatorFromName helper (#893)
  • New options API for TaurusMainWindow and TaurusGui (#858)
  • New optional set of color-blind friendly LED icons for Tango states (#902)
  • New configuration options in QWheelEdit to customize its internal editor (#832)
  • New Utf8Codec (#960)
  • Support for RGB24 in VideoImageCodec (#832)

Removed

  • Functions implementing the old CLI scripts (#856). Note: these functions and the corresponding console scripts are still provided by the "[taurus_legacy_cli]" plugin. (#856)
  • Unused ini file <taurus>/qt/qtgui/taurusgui/conf/tgconf_macrogui/tgconf_macrogui.ini

Changed

  • Old CLI scripts (taurusform, taurusdemo, etc.) are replaced by equivalent subcommands to the taurus command. (#856)
  • TaurusDevPanel now is able to show the attributes independently of the state of the device (#946)
  • JsonCodec.encode now outputs strings (in v4.5, it was inconsistently returning bytes when in py3) (#960)
  • TaurusDevPanel is now a TaurusGui (new panels can be added by the user) (#939)
  • Taurus mixin classes (e.g. TaurusBaseComponent) are now super()-friendly (#934)

Deprecated

  • taurus.core.util.argparse (#856)
  • TaurusAttribute._(un)subscribeEvents API (#876)
  • TaurusBaseComponent "taurus popup menu" API (#906)
  • TaurusMainWindow old option names (_heartbeat, _show*Menu, _showLogger, _supportUserPerspectives, _splashLogo, _splashMessage) (#858)

Fixed

  • taurusgui not running if tango not installed (#912)
  • Outdated template for new guis created with taurus newgui (#933)
  • wrong return value of isValidName in some cases (#897)
  • exception when calling TangoAtribute.write with a list of integers (#915)
  • several issues related to py2+p3 simultaneous support (#878, #879, #881, #885, #886, #894, #947)
  • several issues related to multiple Qt bindings support (#875, #890, #895, #962)
  • Some modules not being autodocumented (#941)
  • TaurusArrayEditorButton used in forms even if Qwt5 is not available (#973)
  • TaurusGuis do not show output in console on Windows (#868)
  • TaurusConfigEditor not working on Windows (#950, #957)
  • TaurusDesigner not working on Windows (#955, #968)
  • Other (#956, #954, #948, #925)

4.5.1 - 2019-02-15

Together with 4.5.0, they cover the Jan19 milestone

Fixed

  • redundant units shown in TaurusForm write widget (#860)
  • deprecation warning in tauruspanel
  • infinite recursion issue in TangoDevice
  • Other (#855)

4.5.0 - 2019-01-29

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

Added

  • Support of Python3 (beta stage, not yet production ready) (#703, #829, #835)
  • Support of other Qt bindings: PyQt4, PyQt5, PySide2, PySide (beta stage, not yet production ready) (TEP18)
  • (experimental) Entry point for schemes in TaurusManager (#833)

Removed

  • taurus.qt.qtgui.tree.taurusdevicetree submodule (obsolete, unused)
  • Trend dockwidget in TaurusDevPanel
  • taurus.qt.qtgui.taurusgui.macrolistener (now provided by sardana.taurus.qt.qtgui.macrolistener)

Changed

  • taurus.qt.qtgui.plot is now deprecated, but the same Qwt5-based API is now available in taurus.qt.qtgui.qwt5
  • taurus.qt.qtcore.util.emmiter.QEmitter.doSomething signal signature changes from collections.Iterable to list
  • Updated Pypy's Trove classifiers (we are now officially stable!) (#844)
  • Default serialization mode for Tango reverted to TangoSerial (in 4.4.0 the defaultfor Tango was changed to Serial) (#850)

Fixed

  • bug when copying tango or evaluation attribute values (#831, #849)
  • bug when adding listener to non-ready Tango device (#792)
  • Various issues with Taurus Forms (#800, #805)
  • problem when displaying TaurusWheelEdit in vertically-limited space (#788)
  • bug when managing subscription event in Tango (#809)
  • Other (#793, #819)

Deprecated

  • taurus.qt.qtgui.plot
  • QtColorPalette.qvariant()
  • TaurusBaseTreeItem.qdisplay()
  • taurus.qt.qtdesigner.qtdesigner_prepare_taurus()
  • The following have been implicitly deprecated since 4.0 (when API1 support was dropped) but only now we deprecate them explicitly
    • taurus.external.qt.QtCore.QString
    • taurus.external.qt.QtCore.QVariant
    • taurus.external.qt.QtCore.from_qvariant
    • taurus.external.qt.QtCore.to_qvariant

4.4.0 - 2018-07-26

Jul18 milestone

Deprecated

  • pint, enum, unittest and argparse submodules of taurus.external (#723)
  • useParentModel feature (warn of deprecation only when enabling) (#769)

Added

  • Support fragment-based slicing of attributes (TEP15)
  • New serialization mode in which events are serialized by a Taurus internal queue (the former "Serial" mode that was tango-centric is now deprecated and renamed "TangoSerial") (#738)

Changed

  • Serialization mode now is explicitly set to Serial in the case of TangoFactory (Taurus defaults to Concurrent) (#678)
  • Improved API to set formatter on forms (#767, #759)
  • TaurusCommadnForm is now populated regardless of the state of the device (#728)
  • Improved UI for TaurusSpinBox (#736)
  • Improved responsiveness of ImageCounterDevice (#698)
  • Improved docs and doc generation (#778, #766, #571, #724, #725)

Fixed

  • TaurusModel ignoring the serialization mode (#678)
  • modelIndex support (#648, #687, #729)
  • refresh issue in TaurusTrend (#775)
  • Issue with permanent text inTaurusLabel (#735)
  • Issue when importing ascii files with dates in TaurusPlot (#748)
  • Case-sensitivity issues with models of forms and plots (#780, #697)
  • Some FQDN-related issues affecting mostly Sardana (#762, #719, #658)
  • Missing ref in TangoAttrValue (#758)
  • Many other issues

Removed

  • All 3rd party code from taurus.external (now using dependencies instead of embeded 3rd party code)
  • CTRL and ALT keys are no longer used to modify step size in TaurusValueLineEdit and TaurusValueSpinbox (#749)
  • TaurusMainWindow's "Change Tango Host" action is now invisible and its key shortcut has been removed (#781)

4.3.1 - 2018-03-14

A hotfix release needed for sardana 2.4

Fixed

  • consistency issues in stepping support in spinboxes and line edits (#749)
  • duplicated "tango://" prefix in panels created from Pool for sardana>=2.4
  • avoid problems if channel dimension info is set to None by sardana (#722)
  • unexpected "inf" values in tangoAttribute range, warning and alarm attributes (#750)

4.3.0 - 2018-03-01

Jan18 milestone

Deprecated

  • taurus.core.tango.search
  • TaurusMainWindow's "Change Tango Host" action (#379)

Added

  • User Interface to set custom formatters (#564)
  • Re-added taurus.external.ordereddict (#599)
  • Option to ignore outdated Tango events (#559)
  • Travis-built docs (not yet replacing the RTD ones) (#572)
  • TaurusLed now supports non-boolean attributes (#617)
  • Support for arbitrary bgRole in labels (#629)
  • --import-ascii option in taurusplot launcher (#632)
  • State and event support in TangoSchemeTest DS (#628, #655)
  • Model info in widget tooltips (#640)
  • (experimental) Delayed event subscription API (#605, #593)
  • (experimental) Entry point for taurus.qt.qtgui extensions (#684)
  • Support DevVoid in Tango-to-numpy type translation dicts (#666)
  • removeLogHandler method to Logger class (#691)
  • modelChooserDlg static method now accepts listedModels arg (#693)

Changed

  • Treat unit="No unit" as unitless in Tango attributes (#662)
  • taurus.qt widgets can now be used without installing PyTango (#590)
  • Tango model name validators now always return FQDN instead of PQDN for the tango host (#488, #589)
  • Improved docs (#525, #540, #546, #548, #636) (thanks @PhilLAL !)
  • Make spyder dependency optional (#556)

Fixed

  • Wrong "missing units" warnings for non-numerical attributes (#580)
  • Taurus3 backwards compatibility issues (#496, #550)
  • False positives in taurus.check_dependencies (#612)
  • Main Window Splash screen not showing (#595)
  • TaurusTrend2DDialog not usable from designer (#597)
  • Missing icons in buttons (#583, #598)
  • Exception in TaurusCommandForm (#608)
  • Launchers not showing output on MS Windows (#644)
  • Various issues with input widgets (#623, #661, #663, #669, #674, #681)
  • Exceptions in TaurusMessagePanel (#704)
  • TangoAttribute receiving events after being deleted (#692)
  • Regressions in:
    • TaurusTrend (#618)
    • TaurusGrid (#609)
    • TaurusGUI edit with taurusgui --new-gui (#532)
  • Epics scheme is now case sensitive (#694)
  • Many other issues

Removed

  • taurus.qt.qtgui.panel.taurusfilterpanel

4.1.1 - 2017-07-21

Hotfix release needed just for PyPI

Fixed

  • Issue with PyPI metadata (hotfix 4.1.1)

4.1.0 - 2017-07-21

Jul17 milestone

Added

  • Formatting API in TaurusBaseComponent (#444)
  • TangoAttribute.format_spec and taurus.core.util.tangoFormatter
  • Write support for eval scheme (#425)
  • Arbitrary module support in eval scheme (#423)
  • TaurusGUI New GUI wizard generates setuptools distribution (#477)
  • TaurusModel.parentObject property (#415)
  • TangoAttribute.getAttributeProxy (#450)
  • taurusdemo launcher (#416)

Changed

  • pint_local updated to v 0.8 (#445)
  • Improve config properties of TaurusTrend2D (#489)
  • Make taurusplot and taurustrend (re)store their geometry (#508)
  • Improve logs when handling unsupported units in TangoAttributes (#420, #495, #403)
  • Improve logs when TangoAttribute read fails (#478)
  • Allow subscribing to Tango attributess without emiting firsat event (#482)
  • Use dependencies (and optional deps) in setuptools distribution (#479)
  • Make TaurusPlot inspector mode use the attribute format for display (#509)

Deprecated

  • TangoAttribute.format
  • taurus.qt.qtgui.console (#385)
  • taurustrend1d (#514)
  • tauruscurve (#514)

Removed

  • taurus.external.ordereddict (#223)
  • taurus.qt.qtgui.Q* modules (Qt, QtCore, QtGui, Qwt5,...)
  • taurus.qt.qtgui.util.taurusropepatch module
  • taurusqt.qtgui.util.genwidget

Fixed

  • Taurus4 ignoring Tango format (#392)
  • Incompatibility with Tango9.2 (#458)
  • Bug in handling of nanoseconds by TaurusTimeVal (#453)
  • Import error when PyTango is not installed (#398)
  • Issues affecting TaurusPlot (and Trends) (#422, #438, #440, #475, #508 )
  • Issues affecting TaurusLCD (#467)
  • Issues when changing tango host (#79, #378, #382, #487)
  • Issues affecting Eval (#428, #448)
  • Docs issues (#249, #267, #397, #430, #490)
  • Many other issues

4.0.3 - 2017-01-16

Jan17 milestone Bugfix release. For a full log of commits since Jul16, run (in your git repo): git log 4.0.1..4.0.3

Added

  • Generic Attribute, Device and Authority getters in TaurusFactory
  • spyder >=3 support (#343)
  • bumpversion support (for maintainers) (#347)
  • Contribution policy explicited in CONTRIBUTING.md
  • Continuous Integration for Windows support (Appveyor) (PR#10)

Changed

  • TangoAttribute now decodes uchars as integers instead of strings (#367)
  • Allow empty path in Attr and Dev URIs (#269)
  • Project migrated to Github (TEP16)
  • Versioning policy (use of -alpha suffix for unreleased branches)

Deprecated

  • taurus.Release.version_info and taurus.Release.revision variables
  • TaurusAttribute.isState (#2)
  • taurus.external.ordereddict (#8)

Fixed

  • Taurus4 regressions in:
    • TangoAttribute (when handling Tango config errors) (#365)
    • TaurusValueSpinBox (#7)
    • taurusgui --new-gui (#275)
    • TaurusGui Sardana instrument panels (#372)
    • Macrolistener (affects sardana) (#373)
    • Synoptics (#363)
    • TaurusValueLineEdit (#265)
    • taurusgui.macrolistener (#260)
    • TaurusEditor (#343)
  • Bug causing high CPU usage in TaurusForms (#247)
  • Deprecation warnings in TaurusWheelEdit (#337)
  • Exceptions in taurusconfigurationpanel for non-tango models (#354)
  • Exception when creating non-exported tango devices (#262)
  • Bug causing random failures in the test suite(#261)
  • Documentation issues(#351, #350, #349)

Removed

  • TaurusBaseEditor2 class

4.0.1 - 2016-07-19

Jul16 milestone. First release of the Taurus 4 series. Largely (but not 100%) compatible with taurus 3 series. For a full log of commits since Jan16, run (in your git repo): git log 3.7.0..4.0.1

Added

  • Quantities (units) support (TEP14)
  • Scheme-agnostic core helpers (TEP3)
  • Model fragment support (TEP14)
  • PyQt new-style signals support (#187)
  • support for guiqwt >= 3 (#270)
  • New icon API (taurus.qt.qtgui.icon) (#280)
  • New taurusiconcatalog application (#280)
  • Backwards compatibility layer for migration from Taurus 3.x (TEP14)
  • New deprecation API (Logger.deprecated and deprecation_decorator)
  • new unit tests (from ~50 to ~550 unit tests)
  • This CHANGELOG.md file

Changed

  • Tango dependency is now optional (TEP3)
  • Improved and simplified core API (TEP3, TEP14):
    • Configuration and Attribute Models are now merged into Attribute
    • Taurus model base classes are now scheme-agnostic
    • Improved model name validators (enforcing RFC3986 -compliant model names)
  • Eval scheme improved (more natural and powerful syntax) (TEP14)
  • Epics scheme plugin improved (and is now installed) (#215)
  • Improved installation and distribution scripts (now using setuptools), (#279)
  • Improved testsuite (new taurustestsuite command allowing regexp exclusions)
  • Improved Icon Theme support (also for windows)
  • taurus.qt now depends on PyQt>=4.8 (before was 4.4)
  • taurus.qt.qtgui.extra_nexus now depends on PyMca5 (before was 4.7)
  • Updated documentation (#221)

Deprecated

  • Support for old-style signals
  • Support for PyQt API1
  • Taurus3.x tango-centric API (see TEP3, TEP14)
  • old-style tango and eval model names (non-RFC3986 compliant)
  • taurus.qt.qtgui.resource module
  • taurus.external.ordereddict

Removed

  • Deprecated modules (see #234 for details & replacements)
    • taurus.core.utils
    • taurus.core.util.decorator.deprecated
    • taurus.qt.qtgui.table.taurusvaluestable_ro
    • taurus.qt.qtgui.panel.taurusattributechooser
    • taurus.qt.qtgui.panel.taurusconfigbrowser
    • taurus.qt.qtgui.base.taurusqattribute
    • taurus.qt.gtgui.extra_xterm
    • taurus.qt.gtgui.extra_pool
    • taurus.qt.gtgui.extra_macroexecutor
    • taurus.qt.gtgui.extra_sardana
    • taurus.qt.gtgui.gauge
    • taurus.qt.qtgui.image
    • taurus.qt.qtopengl
    • taurus.qt.uic
    • taurus.web
  • spec scheme plugin (#216)
  • sim scheme plugin (#217)
  • Obsolete setup.py commands (build_resources, build_doc,...) (#279)
  • Icon resource files (but the icons are still available and accessible) (#280)

Fixed

  • Installation now possible with pip (no need of --egg workaround)
  • Documentation generation issues (#288, #273, #221)
  • Several bugs and feature-req in TaurusTrend2D
  • Issues in TaurusArrayEditor (#260, #261)
  • TaurusTrend Export to ASCII issues (#300, #277, #253)
  • resource scheme plugin (#218)
  • windows installer (#278)
  • Many other issues

3.7.1 - 2016-03-17

Hotfix for RTD (no library changes)

Fixed

  • RTD issue (bug 273)

3.7.0 - 2016-02-17

Jan16 milestone. For a full log of commits since Jul15, run (in your git repo): git log 3.6.0..3.7.0

Added

  • Support for sqlite DB in Tango (ticket #148)

Fixed

  • Many usability bugs in TaurusTrend2D and other guiqwt-based widgets (#238, #240, #244, #247, #251, #258)
  • Issues with "export to ASCII" feature of plots
  • Issues with PLY optimization (#262)
  • "taurus-polling-period" argument works for evaluation attributes now too (#249)
  • Many other issues

[3.6.1] - 2015-10-01

Hotfix for docs (no library changes)

Fixed

  • documentation issues (#181, #191, #194)

3.6.0 - 2015-07-22

Jul15 milestone. For a full log of commits since Jan15, run (in your git repo): git log 3.4.0..3.6.0

Added

  • support of user creation/removal of custom external application launchers at run time (see #158)
  • support of LimaCCDs DS (see #175) and improvements in the codecs

Changed

  • taurusplot/trend uses the same order than the legend for exported data (see #161)
  • Docs: several improvements and made ReadTheDocs-compliant

Fixed

[taurus_legacy_cli] https://github.com/taurus-org/taurus_legacy_cli