LHCb Core Software Meeting

Date and Location

18-May-2011
10:30 - HH:MM
CERN (2-R-030)

Attendees

Benedikt Hegner, Gloria Corti, Gregoire Astruc, Hubert Degaudenzi, Illya Shapoval, Joel Closier, Marco Cattaneo, Marco Clemencic (minutes), Markus Frank, Thomas Hartmann

Subjects

News

No news to report

Feedback on Savannah and new issue tracking systems (Benedikt Hegner)

Parallel to Savannah, a pool of issue tracking systems started to be used at CERN. IT would like to consolidate the situation by focusing on a new system (current best candidate is JIRA).

Benedikt came to the meeting to collect LHCb feedback on the topic.

LHCb community got used to Savannah and now it's using it heavily in several areas (from bug tracking to the logging of releases). Switching to anything else is just too much work for our limited manpower and we have more important things to do at the moment. Of course we can test (on a best effort basis) the new system, but we cannot commit ourselves to any migration.

Said that, we can still produce a list of requirements the new system must provide to be taken into account for testing.

Benedikt will present the collected feedback from the various parties in the next ITUM meeting (23rd of May).

Round Table

Marco Cl.

  • Still working to clean up and rationalize the CMake configuration for Gaudi.

Joel

  • New release of LHCbDirac for 32 bit.

Gloria

  • There are pressures to move to the new version of HepMC (to use some of the new features).
    • the problems in the dedicated nightly build slot are due to some changes in the new version of Geant4 and not to HepMC

Hubert

  • New release of LbScripts soon to pick up changes by Marco Cl.:
    • getpack: changes to be used in the Eclipse plugin
    • SetupProject: modified the way the versions of the projects are searched on CVMFS to reduce the number of required catalogs.
  • Working to get Gauss built with icc.
  • Looking into the problem with unpacking that seems to affect only the combination lxplus+cvmfs.
    Marco Ca.: Now that cvmfs is available on all lxplus nodes, we should have a way to switch our login environment to cvmfs instead of AFS (on demand).

Marco Ca.

  • Testing Markus' ROOT persistency service.
  • Are there progresses on the status of the nightlies?
    Marco Cl.: We are working to resurrect the coverity builds (problems with the switch to gcc 4.3.5 and to lhcb-coverity), Windows (AFS token problem?), while for the slots based on LCG nightlies we have to wait that they fix their problems with CVS.

Gregoire

  • A basic version of the getpack plugin is available (requires the new LbScripts). Marco Cl. will test it and install it in the shared installation of Eclipse.
  • Currently working on the SetupProject (--build-env) plugin.

Illya

  • Prepared a Gaudi algorithm to compute a statistical signature of data files. It is needed to validate the results of Gaudi.Parallel runs of Brunel and can be useful in the validation of Markus' ROOT persistency service.

Thomas

  • Windows' nightlies seem to work now.
  • Coverity is running at the moment. We are waiting for the results.


-- MarcoClemencic - 18-May-2011

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