Since the preparation of components and data sources is a rather tedious task, the Component Designer (Figure 9.7),
has been developed. It is launched from a Linux terminal by
It creates new components and data sources, edits existing ones or links data sources to components.
The Component Designer (CD) uses a data base to manage components and data sources.
The following procedure outlines the steps to create all required components for a particular experiment:
Creating data sources and components requires a reasonable amount of expertise.
Hence, this tasks is typically performed by beamline staff or members of the experiment control group.
- Creation of the data sources: data sources being related to Tango1 attributes can be generated by automated procedures. The others have to be created with the CD.
- Re-use of existing components: if a device is already in use at another beamline the corresponding component can be imported and the local data sources have to be supplied.
- Creation of new components: if a device is used for the first time, the component has to be created with the CD and the data sources have to be supplied.
- Storage of the newly created components and data sources.