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BiBTeX citation export for THBL01: Control System Management and Deployment at MAX IV

  author       = {B. Bertrand and Á. Freitas and V. Hardion},
  title        = {{Control System Management and Deployment at MAX IV}},
  booktitle    = {Proc. ICALEPCS'21},
  pages        = {819--823},
  eid          = {THBL01},
  language     = {english},
  keywords     = {software, controls, TANGO, Linux, GUI},
  venue        = {Shanghai, China},
  series       = {International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems},
  number       = {18},
  publisher    = {JACoW Publishing, Geneva, Switzerland},
  month        = {03},
  year         = {2022},
  issn         = {2226-0358},
  isbn         = {978-3-95450-221-9},
  doi          = {10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2021-THBL01},
  url          = {https://jacow.org/icalepcs2021/papers/thbl01.pdf},
  abstract     = {{The control systems of big research facilities like synchrotron are composed of many different hardware and software parts. Deploying and maintaining such systems require proper workflows and tools. MAX IV has been using Ansible to manage and deploy its full control system, both software and infrastructure, for quite some time with great success. All required software (i.e. tango devices, GUIs…) used to be packaged as RPMs (Red Hat Package Manager) making deployment and dependencies management easy. Using RPMs brings many advantages (big community, well tested packages, stability) but also comes with a few drawbacks, mainly the dependency to the release cycle of the Operating System. The Python ecosystem is changing quickly and using recent modules can become challenging with RPMs. We have been investigating conda as an alternative package manager. Conda is a popular open-source package, dependency and environment management system. This paper will describe our workflow and experience working with both package managers.}},