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You would like to learn more about the Tango internals and to know how to contribute to Tango kernel projects? Now is your chance to hear directly from Pascal, the Starter, Astor and Pogo creator.

The 2nd Tango Kernel Webinar will take place on Wednesday 16th December 2020 at 10:00 CET (Paris time).

This new webinar will focus on Starter/Astor and Pogo. It will be presented by the creator and current main maintainer of all these very useful Tango tools, Pascal Verdier (ESRF - France).

This webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Starter/Astor structures and undiscovered features
  • Pogo structure and an introduction to DSL (Domain Specific Language)
  • Questions/Answers session

This meeting will be recorded and available on youtube or similar platforms.

You can already also save the date for another Tango Kernel Webinar on cppTango events, presented by Emmanuel Taurel (ESRF), which will take place on Wednesday 20th January 2021 at 10:00 CET (Paris Time).

The Tango Kernel webinars are traditional Zoom meetings (limited to 100 participants) so participants will be able to interact with the speakers and to ask questions directly or via the chat.

Please find below the link to the Zoom meeting (you don't need to register before the meeting for this kernel webinar, simply click on the link at the scheduled date and time):

Topic: Tango Kernel Webinar
Time: Dec 16, 2020 09:55 AM Paris

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I'm pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new stable release of the tango source distribution.

It's available from here and therein you also find a list of relevant changes.

In case you encounter issues, please don't hesitate to report them.

You would like to learn more about the Tango internals and to know how to contribute to Tango kernel projects? Now is your chance to hear directly from the kernel developers - Reynald, Michal and Thomas.

The first Tango Kernel webinar took place on Tuesday 3rd November 2020 at 9:00 am CET (8:00 am UTC) and was dedicated to cppTango, the Tango C++ library. The duration was about 90 minutes.

The 1st Kernel webinar covered the following topics:

1. Introduction
2. cppTango repository overview
3. cppTango dependencies
4. How to compile cppTango?
5. How to run the tests?
6. How to add a new test?
7. Architecture overview
8. Practical example: Code navigation. What happens when an attribute is read?
9. Questions

It was a traditional Zoom meeting (limited to 100 participants) so participants could interact with the speakers and ask questions directly.

Before the meeting, participants were invited to clone the cppTango git repository and to try to compile cppTango on their own, following the documentation present on the github repository.

This meeting has been recorded and will be soon available on the new tango-controls youtube channel.

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Hi all,

We are happy to announce the release of Sardana 3.0.3.

IMPORTANT: This release is the first one supporting Python 3 only and is backwards incompatible. If you are already a Sardana user you will need to migrate your system before using this version.

The source packages and windows installers are available to download from:

It is also available on PyPI:

To install from PyPI, do:

% pip3 install sardana

or download the tarball, untar and run:

% python3 install

The documentation is available at:

For a detailed list of changes, see the release notes:

...and the issue tracker:

If you encounter problems installing or running this release, please
open an issue in:


Áureo Freitas (on behalf of all the Sardana Community)

We are happy to announce the release of Taurus 4.7.0.

This release brings a lot of changes with respect to 4.6.1, among which are improved CLI,
better selection of Qt bindings (Qt5 is now the default fallback), more customizable
TaurusGuis, better support for plugins,...

As a novelty, taurus (and taurus_pyqtgraph) can now also be installed using conda, with:

  `conda install -c taurus-org taurus taurus_pyqtgraph`

Also note that this is quite probably the last release officially supporting python2.

The source files can be downloaded from:

The documentation (including installation instructions for different platforms) is available at:

For a detailed list of changes, see the CHANGELOG:

...and the issue tracker:

If you encounter problems installing or running this release, please
open an issue in :

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35th Tango Collaboration meeting, 2021

Tango Controls Steering committee and IK Company have been looking closely to the COVID-19 situation during the several weeks. We are very sorry to say but up till now most of the countries keep their borders closed and travel is not permitted. Due to the circumstances which are beyond our control, the Tango Controls meeting in St Petersburg is postponed to the Spring 2021 in the hope that it will then be possible to travel and meet. 

Next 35th Tango Collaboration meeting will be held in

Saint-Petersburg, Russia 2021.

The exact dates will be announced later.

As always we expect around 60 people from multiple sites across the Globe who ain't indifferent to Tango Controls and who will share their expertise in the fields:

  • latest developments in the kernel;
  • developments in Tango EcoSystem;
  • Tango related web applications;
  • industrial use of Tango;
  • etc

Please proceed to the event's indico page for more information and registration.

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Autumn 2020 Status webinar

The goal of this  virtual meeting is to keep the community updated on latest developments in the kernel and related tools and to hear reports on community developments and projects.
More than 80 of you were able to attend to the Tango community status meeting which took place over 2 full days, the 17 and 18 of  November 2020.
A warm thanks to all the speakers to the extremely interesting talks. You contribute to the general increase in competence of the entire community. We can be proud of the work done!
The program of this meeting was very rich and brought a lot of valuable information that can be interesting to watch again.
You can access to the detailed  program and have the possibility to download the slides here
All the talks have been recorded.

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Summer 2020 development status webinar

Since the yearly TANGO community meeting of St Petersbourg had to be postponed to 17 to 19 of November for obvious reasons.

we organized a Tango controls status update webinar  the 10th of June from 9:00 AM Paris time.

The webinar involved 22 speakers and was followed by 128 attendees of the 5 continents.
The  program and associated presentations can be seen at the event's indico page

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