LHCb Core Software Meeting

Date and Location

07 May 2014
10:30 - 11:10
CERN (2-R-030)


Anastasia Karachaliou, Ben Couturier, Gloria Corti (Vidyo), Liang Sun, Marco Cattaneo, Marco Clemencic (minutes), Sebastien Binet (Vidyo), Sofia Qiriazi, Stefan Lohn



  • Architects' Forum tomorrow
  • Preparation for the LHCb Computing Workshop
    • reminder for the conveners to prepare the agenda (invite speakers, etc.)

Round Table

Marco Cl.

  • Testing build of LCG stack on Ubuntu.
  • Renewing the development of the SetupProject replacement for CMake.


  • Joined the OpenLab/Intel workshops.


  • Asked for an ARM machine to the TechLab to test build the externals.
  • Working to make the RPM-based installation procedure to work on top of the SFT RPM repository.
    • aiming to have a working procedure for installing DaVinci
    • RPM-generation tools commited in LbNightlyTools
  • Issues with gdb at the pit. We are not deploying/setting up the latest gdb (needed to debug gcc 4.8 builds)

Marco Ca.

  • Cleaning up stuff for next Brunel release
  • Issues with slowness of the nightlies


  • Finalizing the work (contract ends end of May)
  • Presentation at the Computing Workshop


  • Improved the script to help the preparation of test benches for the split Hlt.


  • Managed to build the description of the telescope in Gaudi.
  • Problem at runtime. Investigating.


  • Gaudi
    • Improved the ASCII version of the confdb
    • Improved implementation of the Plugin Service
  • Proceeding with LHCb installation of Dockers (Linux containers)

Marco Cl. will merge on master the new features.


  • We were invited yesterday to the Geant4 meeting (now it happens once a month).

-- MarcoClemencic - 07 May 2014

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