Design/documentation catch up and CASA 6 work in the interim
ALMA Cycle 6E2E tests: end-to-end test observations are delayed by snow storm at the site.
ALMA is under recovery from the snow. Array should be back in operation this week.
workflow tests using Cycle 5 E2E data should be able to proceed.
During shut down, some E2E6 projects are "observed" with Cycle 6 software in simulation mode but they are not valid for pipeline tests. Visibility and Tsys are dummy and causes a lot of problem when processed by pipeline. No indication simulation mode in ASDM.
Pipeline release branching for ALMA today or tomorrow.
Most of the feature developments planned are in place. Still a bit more imaging tickets left + tweaks may come.
several bug reports from lager test suites last week.
VLA developments will continue on trunk (VLA patch target date Mid October. VLASS SE IP one is TBD)
PWG has concern that casa-prerelease has been failing over weekend. Quick fixes are very much appreciated.
SRDP busy week planned in August 28-31.
Mosaic gridder problem (CAS-11653)
Parallel MMS processing: growing number of Helpdesk tickets
Knowledgebase section in CASA Docs? (HD NRAO-11642)
CASA Newsletter, release October: contributions welcome
Finished refactoring of asdmSummary, MS2asdm, asdm2MS, and bdflags2MS stand-alone executables into member functions of an sdm tool. This was about a three week effort. The importasdm task test has been refactored into a tool test for these methods. Now I will refactor the importasdm task to use this sdm tool along with an appropriate test.
Failing task unittests:
Discussion with Juergen about VLA patch timeline and targets.
Execution information (# of processes) to manifest ( CAS-6956): policy discussiom with Remy and Stewart. Coordination with relevant subsystems is complete.
Issue report: bandpass solution interval heuristics fails in high S/N case ( CAS-11749): problem understood. Thinking of how to fix it.
add achieved sensitivity to aquareport ( CAS-11175): done. coordination with AQUA team OK.
?: Error in image RMS calculation for wrapped image due to tclean ephemeris issue ( CAS-11742): investigated codes and explained why it fails. I don't think a fix is needed in pipeline. tclean should be fixed for ephemeris imaging ( CAS-11743)