Commit 18e59b00 authored by Valentin Valls's avatar Valentin Valls Committed by Samuel Debionne
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Rework custom camera documentation with entry points

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......@@ -54,7 +54,7 @@ Custom LimaCCDs camera simulator
A custom camera simulator can be created following this recipe.
- Create a custom tango camera simulator
- Create a dedicated LimaCCDs runner
- Register this new module as a Lima camera entry point
- Set/update the tango database
Tango camera simulator
......@@ -91,39 +91,27 @@ Tango camera simulator
def get_tango_specific_class_n_device():
return MySimulatorClass, MySimulator
Tango LimaCCDs runner
Lima camera entry point
This is needed if your camera module is not already part of the
`` package.
Lima provides entry points for plugins and cameras.
You need to use this module as a program entry point to have a custom `MyLimaCCDs`
This can be used to register our new camera.
.. code-block:: python
# module
This allows `LimaCCDs` launcher to found your camera from your project.
def register_lima_camera(camera_module):
Register a python module as a Tango Lima camera.
The module have to expose a `get_tango_specific_class_n_device`
method returning the Tango device and deviceclass classes.
.. code-block:: python
camera_module: A python module containing the Tango Lima device classes
_tangoclassclass, tangoclass = camera_module.get_tango_specific_class_n_device()
name = tangoclass.__name__
sys.modules[f"{name}"] = camera_module
from Lima.Server import camera
from myproject import MySimulator
from Lima.Server import LimaCCDs
return LimaCCDs.main()
"Lima_tango_camera": ["MySimulator = myproject.MySimulator"],
Database description
......@@ -139,15 +127,15 @@ This is a representation of the Tango database content.
tango_name: id00/mysimulator/my_simulator
nb_prefetched_frames: 1 # Alloc a single frame in memory
fill_type: EMPTY # let python filling the full frame
nb_prefetched_frames: 1 # Alloc a single frame in memory
fill_type: EMPTY # Let python filling the full frame
- class: LimaCCDs
LimaCameraType: MySimulator # ask to use your custom camera
LimaCameraType: MySimulator # Ask to use your custom camera
Start the tango device
.. code-block:: sh
MyLimaCCDs my_simulator
LimaCCDs my_simulator
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