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JTango has made it into maven central


Good news everyone!

JTango has finally made it into maven central:

Special thanks to Reynald Bourtembourg! He has made a considerable input to the process.

There is a few things to note though:

JTango artifact type is now pom as it is a meta artifact that aggregates all the JTango related dependencies. So define it as follows in your pom.xml:

Tango Controls bintray repository for JTango has been changed from maven to jtango (link) as it was not possible to sync old repo with maven central

jtango-maven-archetype has been upgraded to 1.4 to use maven central. Use

mvn archetype:generate -U ...

to force update.

JTango fat jar is now deployed to a dedicated repo:

Stay tuned:



Tango Workshop@icalepcs 2017


The next TANGO workshop will take place the 7th of October at Barcelona as part of the pre-conference workshops of the ICALEPCS 2017 conference. Registration details can be found here, the agenda can be consulted here.


31st TANGO meeting


We remind you that the TANGO collaboration meeting will take place in Florence, hosted by the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory in the nice location of Convitto de La Calza, from June 6th to 8th.

All the seats have been taken - if you are still interested in attending then please follow the event via the online streaming. Details on how to follow the event online will be posted here as soon as they are known.

You can find the program here:


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Tango 9.2.5a released

Announcement Release

The Tango kernel team is pleased to announce the release of Tango 9.2.5a. You can download the source distribution from the download section.

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The community

TANGO Controls is an open-source community collaborating on the development of the TANGO control system framework eco-system.

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More than :

  • 150 active members
  • 500+ device classes
  • 3 Million lines of code
  • 1 000 downloads of the core
  • 25 international partners

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Open Source

TANGO is an Open Source solution for SCADA and DCS. Open Source means you get all the source code under an Open Source free licence (LGPL and GPL). Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems are typically industrial type systems using standard hardware. Distributed Control Systems (DCS) are more flexible control systems used in more complex environments. Sardana is a good example of a TANGO based Beamline SCADA.



ICALEPCS 2017 Tango Workshop


This workshop will give a general overview of the TANGO control system framework and its different aspects including latest developments.

The following general topics will be covered:

  • General overview of Tango concepts
  • Latest developments
  • New features in tools
  • PyTango and ITango
  • RestApi & Cloud

The TANGO virtual machine will be used to demonstrate the following:

  • Designing a simple TANGO device server, developing the code, debugging and deploying it
  • Configuring properties, attribute properties, events, polling, archiving
  • Accessing it from generic clients.ATK, JDraw, Taurus, ITango, RestApi

The detailed workshop program is online at this Indico site:

Participants will receive instructions on how to install the TANGO Virtual Machine on their own laptop so they can follow the practical examples during the workshop. Due to the full programme only limited help can be provided during the workshop breaks. Participants are encouraged to install Tango and ask for help before the workshop and/or pair up with someone who has.

To register please refer to the ICALEPCS Workshop site.

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TANGO community meetings

The TANGO community meetings take place each year alternately in one of the 15 institutes members of the TANGO consortium. 

They group together all the members of the community with the developers. They present the last technical progress and agree on the development strategy and roadmap