EMI Data Client Consolidation Meeting, Aug 15, 2011, 14:00-15:00

Present: David, Jon, Zsolt, Zsombor

Where: Skype room mailmagnes


  • Zsombor went through draft on data consolidation plan

  • Zsolt: GFAL2 status
    • GFAL2 under preparation
    • Complete rewrite
    • Convincing tests, already able to mount and copy
    • Should start using GFAL2 instead of GFAL1
    • Want to freeze GFAL1
    • Will be added to EMI2
    • No new features in GFAL1
    • David: Experiments will not change from anything they use now (eg GFAL) to anything new (eg GFAL2) before the 2013 shutdown, so expect to support old stuff for a while.
    • Zsolt will send out summary of GFAL 1/2 status
  • Zsolt: same situation for lcg_util as for GFAL
    • if you don't want to use new features, just keep lcg_util
    • Jon: we don't need to care about compatibility layer in plan
  • David: Is there any functionality in lcg_util (eg POSIX) that is not provided by libarcdata, (just to know if libarcdata can work for all lcd commands)?
  • Zsolt: no, lcg_util is on file level.
  • Zsolt needs to check [something] out

  • Jon went through some open questions from the draft
    • Most questions answered, Jon will send out an updated draft


  • Zsolt will send out summary of GFAL future
  • Jon will send out an updated draft

-- JonKerrNilsen - 16-Aug-2011

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