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TY - CONF AU - Zanzottera, S. AU - Jackson, S. AU - Jensen, S. ED - Furukawa, Kazuro ED - Yan, Yingbing ED - Leng, Yongbin ED - Chen, Zhichu ED - Schaa, Volker R.W. TI - Adopting PyQt for Beam Instrumentation GUI Development at CERN J2 - Proc. of ICALEPCS2021, Shanghai, China, 14-22 October 2021 CY - Shanghai, China T2 - International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems T3 - 18 LA - english AB - As Java GUI toolkits become deprecated, the Beam Instrumentation (BI)group at CERN has investigated alternatives and selected PyQt as one of the suitable technologies for future GUIs, in accordance with the paper presented at ICALEPCS19. This paper presents tools created, or adapted, to seamlessly integrate future PyQt GUI development alongside current Java oriented workflows and the controls environment. This includes (a) creating a project template and a GUI management tool to ease and standardize our development process, (b) rewriting our previously Java-centric Expert GUI Launcher to be language-agnostic and (c) porting a selection of operational GUIs from Java to PyQt, to test the feasibility of the development process and identify bottlenecks. To conclude, the challenges we anticipate for the BI GUI developer community in adopting this new technology are also discussed. PB - JACoW Publishing CP - Geneva, Switzerland SP - 899 EP - 903 KW - GUI KW - controls KW - interface KW - MMI KW - operation DA - 2022/03 PY - 2022 SN - 2226-0358 SN - 978-3-95450-221-9 DO - doi:10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2021-THPV014 UR - https://jacow.org/icalepcs2021/papers/thpv014.pdf ER -