Jun 29 – 30, 2022
Max IV Laboratory
Europe/Stockholm timezone

New dawn: Tango Controls on macOS

Jun 29, 2022, 5:30 PM
MAX III Conference room (Max IV Laboratory)

MAX III Conference room

Max IV Laboratory

Fotongatan 2 - 224 84 Lund - Sweden
Lightning talk Afternoon


Thomas Juerges (SKAO)


Our venerable Tango Controls is officially available for Linux and Windows OSes. But there exists a third OS, macOS, which has seen a bit of neglect by Tango Controls in the past. It is quite popular among the people in the field of astronomy. Until now developers had to resort on macOS to Docker images, virtual machines and the like. A Tango Controls port for macOS has the potential to lower the entrance threshold on macOS and expand Tango Controls' reach.

In this lightning talk I will demonstrate first working results of our ongoing effort to make Tango Control's cppTango, TangoTest and pytango available on macOS. The repository which contains the build scripts for macOS is already available at https://gitlab.com/tjuerges/build_tango.git.

keywords platform, macOS, cpptango, pytango

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