LHCb Core Software Meeting

Date and Location

10:30 - 11:15
CERN (2-R-030)


Anastasia Karachaliou, Ben Couturier, Gloria Corti, Illya Shapoval, Joel Closier, Liang Sun, Marco Clemencic (minutes), Markus Frank, Sebastien Binet (Vidyo)



  • Issue with the connection to Ariadne (problems with Shibboleth)
  • PH Secretariat said that the LHCb secretariat should organize the trip to CHEP and they will pay the registration fee.
  • Gloria: Contacted by Federico Carminati asking for feedback on the Geant4 release schedule (proposing major releases every ~18 months).

Round Table

Marco Cl.

  • Gaudi
    • validating the replacement for QMTest lhcb-gaudi-head
    • proposal for a more flexible way of referring to options (GAUDI-1003)
    • allow detection of changes in the list of source files when patterns are used (GAUDI-1002)
      • ready, but not applied yet
      • better to improve the documentation


  • An update of buildlhcb (yum update) broke a few components like Ariadne. Not understood yet.


  • No periodic test running since a couple of weeks.


  • Next release of Online needed early next week (some time before the commissioning week)


  • Geant4 9.6 doesn't find headers files for visualization packages, probably related to a change by Marco Cl.
  • Two new generators being added to Gauss: EPOS, Sherpa (will need a new data package)
  • Sasha extending LHCbPR


  • Converting LHCb DetDesc to DD4hep

-- MarcoClemencic - 2015-02-04

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