LHCb Core Software Meeting

Date and Location

June, 4 2008
10:30 - 11:30
CERN (2-R-030)


Gerhard (EVO), Hubert, Marco Ca., Marco Cl. (minutes), Patrick (EVO), Philippe





  • LCG 54g is being built, LCG 55 is under preparation (at least the relevant CVS tags should be ready by the end of the week).
  • Application Area Meeting in the afternoon:
    • ROOT data model evolution
  • From Architects Forum (Marco Ca.):
    • Decided to change the library suffix on MacOS 10.5 from .dylib to .so (Fons' suggestion).
    • The compiler for SLC5 will be gcc4.1, if we want gcc4.3, we shall distribute it as an external.
    • The MacOS 10.4 build machine will not be upgraded yet to 10.5.

Software Releases

Gaudi (Marco Cl.)

  • Applied the new state machine patch after some last minute changes in the interfaces.
  • A couple of bugs in gaudirun.py has been reported and will be fixed ASAP.
  • Hubert changes for python binary modules and PATH cleanup work in the nightlies.

LHCb, Boole, Brunel (Marco Ca.)

  • LHCb v23r7 is almost ready (Hubert will start the build tomorrow). Features:
    • OT encoding/decoding
    • clean up of BeginEvent and EndEvent (whenever possible, BeginEvent is used)

HLT/DaVinci (Patrick)

  • Waiting for the release of LHCb
  • Translated all the option files of the tutorials to Python.

Release and Deployment (Hubert)

  • Released:
    • Vetra
    • Orwell
  • Releasing Panoptes

Round Table

  • We need to understand and solve the problems occurred using the Oracle CondDB during CCRC (CORAL failing to retrieve Oracle credentials from LFC).

-- MarcoClemencic - 04 Jun 2008

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