LHCb Core Software Meeting

Date and Location

7 March 2007
10:30 - 12:00
CERN (2-R-030)


Florence, Gloria, Hubert, Marco Ca., Marco Cl. (minutes), Markus, Matt, Philippe


Nick, Thomas



  • Architects Forum: Discussion for deployment of GRID middleware.
  • Management Board: LFC and GFAL built for SLC4, but not installed in release area.

Software Releases

Gaudi (Hubert)

  • v19r2 2 fixes
    • PoolDbCnv
    • removed the dependency on GaudiSvc
  • Proposal for a feature freeze of Gaudi 1 week before the release
  • Cleaned almost all compilation warnings
  • Random engine changed to Ranlux64
  • Proposal by Vanya: extend AlgContextSvc
    Marco Ca. suggests to review Atlas new features to check if we can use something.
  • Bug in slot dev1 of the nightlies (since Friday), seems related to POOL.

LHCb, Boole, Brunel (Marco Ca.)

  • Build of everything in DEV
    • using SQLDDDB
    • DVKernel moved to LHCb
    • Dictionary generation move to packages where the interfaces are
    • Removed LHCbDefinitions
    • Removed _load.cpp, not needed anymore
  • New project: ANALYSIS
    • User by the application ORWELL for the Monitoring Farm

Gauss (Gloria)

  • Preparing v30r1
    • new generators (new particles)
    • runs (at least)

Panoramix (Florence)

  • Built PHYS v5r1
  • Fixes by Pere

Round Table

  • Next week is LHCb Week: Florence will talk about the InstallArea
  • Jobs run on the GRID (@CERN) successfully accessing CASTOR
  • gsidcap plug-in problem
Marco Ca.
Recently, C++ question appeared on random mailing lists instead of lhcb-soft-talk.
Thomas (e-mail)
He has got a working version of the software on his laptop, thanks to Pere's fixes.

-- MarcoClemencic - 21 Mar 2007

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