Release Notes VLT Common Software VLT2011


Operating Systems


  • Scientific Linux 5.5


  • VxWorks 5.5 for "old" 68k LCUs
  • VxWorks 6.4 for PPC LCUs

External Packages

Wind River

  • WindRiver 3.4:
    • vxworks 6.4
    • workbench 2.6

  • WindRiver 3.8:
    • workbench 3.2
      • Eclipse Galileo SR1 3.5.1 with CDT 6.0
      • Subclipse 1.6.13 Subversion client

GNU Tools

  • Linux: gcc version 4.5.2
  • VxWorks:
    • vw6.4: gcc version 3.4.4
    • vw5.5: gcc version 2.96


  • jdk1.6.0_26


  • Tcl/Tk 8.4.19


  • graphviz 2.8
  • doxygen 1.6.3


  • Eclipse Helios SR1 3.6.1 with CDT 7.0
  • Subclipse 1.6.13 Subversion client


  • cfitsio 3.0.9


The following versions of fftw are installed in the GNU_ROOT, with a different library name

  • fftw 2.1.5 (libfftw)
  • fftw 3.1.2 (libfftw3)
The library sfftw is no more installed on VLTROOT (WS part).

New Important Features

Wind River licenses

Each user once should check for outdated user specific license configuration:

  • delete ~/.flexlmrc
  • do not override WRSD_LICENSE_FILE in ~/.pecs/
  • do not override LM_LICENSE_FILE in ~/.pecs/

The variables typically contain a colon separated list of alive license servers. e.g. 27000@HostnameOrIP .

The Wind River GNU compiler consumes a license. It is known to cause extreme delays on compiling, if the license configuration is not accurate. If this ocures please contact .

Independently of this, for Workbench 3.2 the Open Source feature subset can be operated without consuming a license, by setting user specific preferences. This is mandatory to optimize concurrent usage. See more at Workbench Development - Configuring

External users need to contact ESO, to get granted access to the license server. This requires some additional identification data.

Trouble shooting and more Info see at Licensing

Porting from VLT2010

Deprecated functionality

Features declared deprecated

Deprecated features removed in the current version

Backward incompatibilities

Dismissed Modules

  • Module rtdb has been declared dismissed and therefore only modifications due to maintenance will be taken into account.
  • Driver module net01 has been declared dismissed. The corresponding hardware is no longer usable.

Additional Modules


Wind River

See page WindRiver.

VLT Tools

See page VLT Tools.

CCS Core Modules

See page CCS core modules.

CCS Tools

Nothing new.

HOS - High Level Operational Software

See page HOS - High Level Operational Software.


See page LCC.


See page TCCD.


See page TCS.

INS - Instrumentation Software

See page INS - Instrumentation Software.


See page Detectors.


See page INS - Instrumentation Software.


See page RTD.

Known Problems

Installation Problems

Runtime Problems

Special Packages - Release Notes and Announcements



VLT2011 Patches

Topic revision: r8 - 2012-09-27 - SylvieFeyrin
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