Installation Notes

Java

Oracle Java Platform 8 (JDK) must be installed. Installation packages can be downloaded from here:

Java Platform, Standard Edition: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

Note: Open-JDK cannot be used because of the lack of JavaFX support.

Java 9

Current version of CS-Studio doesn't run on the Java 9 VM. If you have installed Java 9 (possibly because you are evaluating or working with it) and Java 8, then you need to tell CS-Studio to used Java 8.

On MacOS X
  • Right-click on the ESS CS-Studio.app application and select Show Package Contents menu item;
  • Navigate into the Contents/Eclipse folder and edit the ESS CS-Studio.ini file;
  • Before --launcher.library add the following two lines:

-vm

/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_152.jdk/Contents/Home/jre/bin

where jdk1.8.0_152.jdk should be replaced by the Java 8 version you have installed.

On CentOS
  • Edit the /opt/cs-studio/ESS CS-Studio.ini file;
  • Before --launcher.library add the following two lines:

-vm

/usr/java/jdk1.8.0_144/jre/bin

where jdk1.8.0_144 should be replaced by the Java 8 version you have installed.

Memory

CS-Studio runs pretty well on machine with at least 4 GBytes. If it must be run from inside the ESS DM, at least 8 GBytes are necessary, allocating 4 for the DM.

css-update

The supported method to update CS-Studio in the DM is described here.

Documentation

Development

Ver. 4.6.1.7

What Is Changed

  • Archiver Fix: The archive engine takes time to start and archive samples.
  • Data Browser Fix: Cancel button fails on to cancel search if it is taking a long time.
  • Data Browser Fix: Automatic value axes naming can be wrong sometimes.
  • Data Browser Update: In non-scrolling mode, the future area is shaded gray.
  • Data Browser Update: Help page.
  • Data Browser Update: Allow plot_bins as scaling factor for display width.
  • Display Builder Fix: BLUE-BORDER colour.
  • Display Builder Fix: Single-image Symbol widget not properly saved if created by D&D.
  • Display Builder Fix: Symbol widget not updated if a symbol file is updated.
  • Display Builder Fix: Text not perfectly centred in LEDs.
  • Display Builder Fix: Widget initial value update in case PV sent value before listening.
  • Display Builder Fix: No context menu in standalone windows.
  • Display Builder Fix: ScriptUtil.closeDisplay(widget) not working for standalone windows.
  • Display Builder Update: Added LEDs colours to ESS colour themes.
  • Display Builder Update: Flat LEDs, improving their contrast and legibility.
  • Display Builder Update: Added line_color to LED and MultiStateLED.
  • Display Builder Update: X/Y Plot with unnamed tracks will not display the EGU.
  • Display Builder Update: More details in Plot Configuration Dialog.
  • Waveform View Update: support multiple traces.
  • CS-Studio New: First implementation of a Phoebus integration plugin.

Production

Ver. 4.6.1.6 (02.08.2018)

Various fixes and updates.

What Is Changed

  • Display Builder Fix: PVs can't contain '=' inside their name.
  • Display Builder Fix: Rules using expressions with <= and >= are no more working.
  • Display Builder Update: X/Y Plot allows scalar, showing them only when Point Type is different from None.

Ver. 4.6.1.5 (27.07.2018)

Various fixes and updates.

What Is Changed

  • Fix: ESS fonts not correctly loaded when the folder name contains blanks.
  • Fix: Archiver link to a PV can't be established if the PV name has macro inside.
  • Fix: PVUtil.getVType(…) made visible to scripts.
  • Fix: Locales are ignored when changing a PV value.
  • Fix: NPE on right-clicking the runtime of an empty display model.
  • Fix: Missing Data Browser foreground colour.
  • Fix: Initial symbol (not SVG) not displayed by Symbol widget.
  • Fix: SVGs no more displayed by BOY.
  • New: Logarithmic X scale in X/Y Plot widget.
  • New: Confirmation dialog added to CheckBoxWidget, RadioWidget, ComboWidget, ActionWidget.
  • New: Find Widgets… menu item in the Overview tree contextual menu.
  • Update: Display Builder Script API help.

Ver. 4.6.1.4 (18.06.2018)

Various fixes and updates.

Ver. 4.6.1.3 (05.06.2018)

New font selector. Widget name editable from Overview. Bug fixes and improvements.

Ver. 4.6.1.2 (22.05.2018)

Improved SVG visualisation. Standalone windows always on top of the main one.

Ver. 4.6.1.1 (17.05.2018)

Eclipse RCP 4.7 Oxygen, and bug-fixes.

Ver. 4.6.1.0 (27.04.2018)

New features, performance improvements and bug-fixes.

Ver. 4.5.7.1 (21.03.2018)

New features, performance improvements and bug-fixes.

Ver. 4.5.7.0 (08.03.2018)

New features including improved workflow and usability in Rules dialog, performance improvements and bug-fixes.

Ver. 4.5.6.1 (13.02.2018)

New features including improved workflow and usability in Rules dialog, performance improvements and bug-fixes.

Ver. 4.5.6.0 (31.01.2018)

New features including Thumb Wheel widget, performance improvements and bug-fixes.

Ver. 4.5.1.1 (24.10.2017)

Mostly bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ver. 4.5.1.0 (28.08.2017)

First version including the Knob widget for Display Builder.

Ver. 4.5.0.2 (07.08.2017)

Including SymbolWidget and TextSymbolWidget.

Ver. 4.5.0.1 (10.07.2017)

Various improvements and bug fixes.

Ver. 4.5.0.0 (22.03.2017)

Web menu items pointing to ESS services.

Ver. 4.4.1.4 (14.03.2017)

First version including meters and gauges widgets in Display Builder.

Ver. 4.4.1.3 (31.01.2017)

First version including the new Data Sources preference pages.

Ver. 4.4.1.2 (16.01.2017)

First version including the new Data Sources preference pages.

Ver. 4.4.1.1 (18.10.2016)

First version including the new Display Builder OPI engine.

Ver. 4.4.1.0 (26.08.2016)

First official ESS version of CS-Studio.

Community Editions

CS-Studion Community Editions (CE).

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