Nightly builds for Gauss

The different release candidates of Gauss and related projects or packages are built in the various slots of the nightlies.

Running from the nighlies

Instructions on how to run from the nightlies are available from the general nightlies documentation. Just replace DaVinci with Gauss and select the slot you want to use from the list above.

Checking the status of the nightlies

The current status of the LHCb nightly builds is available at http://cern.ch/lhcb-nightlies/cgi-bin/nightlies.py. For more details refer to the corresponding section in the nightlies documentation.

Explanation of what is in the nightly slots

An explanation of what is in each slot for Gauss, Geant4 and DecFiles is given here

lhcb-branches: for tests of future release of DecFiles for MC11

This slot is to build and test future release of DecFiles for MC for 2011 data - Sim05, a.k.a as MC11. In this slot you will find the build of the latest released version of Gauss in the v41 series, v41r1. It uses a build in the same nighlty slot of the head revision of DecFiles. All new decay files added since the latest release in the DecFiles v25rX series are built and a qmtest is run to verify they can be used.

The following data/configuration packages are explicitely added to the Gauss nightly build to allow the pick them up in the tests:

  • DecFiles HEAD
  • AppConfig HEAD

lhcb-branches2: for tests of releases with only LHCb changes, v42 series

Currently this slot is to test the tagged release for 2012, Gauss v42r2 build against LHCb v35r2 and Geant4 v94r2p5.

This version of Gauss has new generators and new features for the upgrade. However, it is based on the same default generators (pythia6 and evtgen versions) and Geant4 version as Gauss v41rX (Sim05). For this reason it can also be used for early productions for 2012 data, identified as Sim06.

Refer to the tag collector for Gauss v42r2 for changes in the HEAD of standard packages. They include changes for upgrade and support for 8 TeV in BcVegPy

lhcb-prerelease: for tests of the next release of Gauss with new Geant4 and generators versions against the latest release of LHCb

This slot is to prepare the version of Gauss (v43r2) that will use the latest version of Geant4 9.5.p01 and of generators (but for EvtGen)

For this reason in this slot also Geant4 HEAD, picking up 9.5.p01 is built and Gauss uses it. To decouple from the newer EvtGen and generators, those are kept as in the Gauss v42 (Sim06) series.

It takes the head revision of all packages but for those needed to use the old version of EvtGen. The following packages are taken from their branches

  • Gen/GENSER v9r3b
  • Gen/EvtGen v12r2b
  • Gen/Generators v12b

lhcb-head: for tests of the next release of Gauss with new EvtGen against the head revision of LHCb

This slot is to prepare the version of Gauss (v44r2) that will use the newest version of EvtGen.

To decouple from the G4 changes the test uses the released Geant4 v94r2p5 rebuilding it in the slot to pick up the correct Gaudi version. At the moment only the new version of EvtGen is included: new generators version as photos++ and interfaces will be added (this should fix some of the compilation errors).

It takes the head revision of all packages but for those needed for old Geant4 v94r2pX: it needs to take the released version of the RICH packages used by Gauss v42r4

  • Sim/GaussRICH v12r1
  • Sim/GaussCherenkov v2r1

gaudi-head

This slot is to prepare the final version of Gauss (v45) that will use the newest version of EvtGen, all other generators libraries and Geant4.

It uses the head of all Gauss packages and in this slot also Geant4 HEAD, picking up 9.5.p01 is built for Gauss to use it.

lcg-head

To test final version of Gauss v45r0 against the new features of Gaudi and LCG

gauss-dev

This slot is to prepare the migration to the next version of HepMC and test future version of the LCG GeneratorsInterfaces packages. It requires a dedicated LCG nightly build. Currently this is not setup.

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