LHCb Core Software Meeting

Date and Location

10:30 - 11:10
CERN (2-R-030)


Ben Couturier, Gloria Corti, Illya Shapoval, Joel Closier, Marco Cattaneo, Marco Clemencic (minutes), Markus Frank, Stefan Lohn



  • ZeroMQ
  • ROOT Weekly Planning Meeting starting next week (Wednesdays at 16:00)
  • LHCb Analysis and Software Week, next week
  • Deadline for early registration to LHCb Week in Krakow is the 30th of June
  • Problems with LCG nightlies related to AFS/SLC6-Ibex
    • Marco Ca.: we need to change the platform used for lhcb-patches4 (is -pedantic enabled?)
  • There will be a LCGCMT 6x-rc1 as soon as gcc 4.8 is all green
  • ITUM meeting

Round Table

Marco Cl.

  • Improvements to the LHCb Masterclass configuration, to allow packaging for Windows
  • Nightly Builds
    • Dashboard
      • improvements and better integration of with the new dashboard (direct uploading)
      • adding monitoring data (disk space etc.) to the new dashboard
      • migrate to buildlhcb.cern.ch once the required software is installed
    • working on a new procedure to build releases based on the nightlies scripts
      • prototyped with Gaudi
      • requires fix of LBCORE-152
  • Gaudi
    • working on the merge of ATLAS patches
    • Diego asked for a release with ROOT 5.34/08
  • ROOT 6 migration
    • preparing the nightly build slot to test the changes
    • need branches of whole projects: the trunk must be clean/working
  • Summer Student arriving next week to work on QMTest evolution
  • Preparing the SetupProject/COMPAT hack to allow compressed CondDB with old software

Marco Ca.: it would be nice to have the possibility of removing packages from a checkout in the nightlies


  • finishing setup of lxbuild119


  • working to improve LHCbPR

Marco Ca.

  • Created a new project based on LHCb for stand-alone applications.
  • Is it possible to exclude files from analysis? e.g. the Reflex dictionaries
    To be checked (Marco Cl.).


  • All commissioning tasks for Ariadne are completed.
    • no need to wait for all the relations, they can be added later
    • will migrate to the new instance (for production) today or tomorrow.


  • LbScript v7r8 released
    • new projects added
    • there will be a patch before the production release
  • Updates on the discussion on JIRA: feedback from Niels

-- MarcoClemencic - 26-Jun-2013

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