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Qt - Collaboration
Andrew Rhyder - Australian Synchrotron
Anton Mezger - The Paul Scherrer Institute
Emmanual Mayssat – Lyncean Technologies
Spring Meeting May 2014 Lanzhou
• Qt in the EPICS community
• Collaboration between:
– the Australian Synchrotron
– the Paul Scherrer Institute
– and Lyncean Technologies
• What’s ahead
• Qt is a cross-platform application and UI framework for
developers using C++.
• It can be used under an open source licence.
• Qt has had a good track record of ongoing development
and expanding use.
• Strong community based governance.
What is Qt
Qt is an ecosystem
An active open source community supporting
documentation, forums, and tools
Any applications we produce come with a lot of
support from that community.
Can we benefit from Qt?
The Paul Scherrer Institute:
MEDM conversion tools
The Australian Synchrotron:
Unifying GUI system
Python physics and science applications.
Collaboration results – EPICSQT + caQtDM
Just like before – only combined!
Includes all functionality from the Australian
Plus PSI’s MEDM conversion tools and extended