Monday Morning Meeting 9 January 2017

  • IP:
  • Phone: (434) 817-6524

Minutes in blue.


  • Socorro: Jeff, Lindsey, JIm, Martin, Kumar, George, Juergen
  • CV: Darrell, VIlle, Anand, Akeem, Andy, Dave, Bob
  • Garching: Justo,
  • SCO:

News / Meetings / Visitors

  • Wednesday, January 11th at 3 p.m. ET/1 p.m. MT, Anand Crossley will lead a one-hour workshop on estimating durations for software tasks. AOC 317, CV 331, GB Basement
  • Jim Jacobs Leaving CASA
  • Welcome Enrique Garcia ( and Federico Pouzols (
  • AAS Report: During the town hall there was a question about applying calibration in different versions of CASA.

Build, Release

  • developers should now use the new third-party packages
  • Tar ball location has been updated. See email from Darrell for details.
  • CASA 4.7.1:
    • Everything is in from CASA side.
    • Typo and log messages still to be implemented.
    • Testing still underway. Jeff waiting for an answer from the testers; should come in today.

Viewing Bamboo test results

Verification Testing

  • Working on writing the test infrastructure plone document
  • Closer to getting the order in for build/test machines: requested 4 Mac minis, a single Linux machine for either VMs or docker containers
  • Modifying the test scripts to work in the new testing infrastructure - to work with

Validation Testing




  • tClean transition to VI/VB2
* CASA Docs (Plone) Project - Reminder
* Schedule
      • This Friday - January 13- Finish first drafts of all Plone documents and move tickets to “Ready to Validate” state.
        • If you run into technical problems working with Plone, please continue using your own text editor while we resolve the problem.
      • March 3 - Finish final drafts
      • March 15 - Release new documentation with CASA 5.0
    • Your documentation assignments are visible using the My Plone Tasks JIRA filter.


  • CASA 4.7.1 / Pipeline C4R2.1 patch released right before Christmas, testing underway
  • Issues
    • Integer source / field names


  • FYI, new JIRA Fix Versions: CASA 5.1 for Development, CASA5.1P1 and CASA5.1P2 for Pipeline

Developer Reports

Monday Meeting
  • Sanjay Bhatnagar
  • Sandra Castro
  • Lindsey Davis
    • Ongoing data product naming convention discussions
    • Continued exportdata / AQUA report generator refactoring
    • Tracked down pipeline issues with integer field names, incomplete observations
  • Pam Ford
    • VIVB2 layers in plotms in progress
      • CalVi2Layer not working
      • Transform layers missing (Regridding and Phase Shifting), ViFactory only
    • Easy tickets for further git workflow testing
  • Bob Garwood
  • Kumar Golap
  • Justo González Villalba
  • Jim Jacobs
  • Jeff Kern
  • Susan Loveland
  • David Mehringer
    • 2.5 days in office.
    • Trying to understand VI/VB/TVI framework for statwt. Lack of current and complete documentation is a high barrier and so I'm resorting to code diving which is slow, error prone, and largely unguided. Corrected error in class documentation example.
    • (CAS-9477) Returning times with msmd.sourcedirs() output: Resolved. Implemented.
    • Responded to Remy's casa-staff query re: throwing AipsError.
    • (CAS-9489) Outfile image of immath produces image with wrong coordinates: Discussion re: case for which is not handled properly as per the imagemd requirements. Awaiting contents of warning message to paste into code at appropriate place.
    • (CAS-8482) myia.rotatebeam() should write history to image. Resolved. Committed code to log before/after beam dimensions and write them to history as requested.
    • (CAS-9491) ia.rotatebeam() with rotation > 90 degrees has problems restoring original beam angles: Resolved. Committed code to write new beams with PAs between -90 deg and 90 deg as per agreed upon convention.
    • Responded to George's msmetadata compile error query, suggested he update his sandbox casacore. Haven't heard anything since, so I'm assuming that worked.
    • Responded to Peter Teuben's query re: test data and data repository.
  • George Moellenbrock
  • Dirk Petry
  • Martin Pokorny
  • Urvashi Rao
  • Darrell Schiebel
    • finished third-party package preparations
    • worked on third-party package testing w/ bamboo
    • started packaging of plone docs with release artifacts
  • Ville Suoranta
  • Julian Taylor
  • Takahiro Tsutsumi
    • Automask - looking into some issues reported by Amanda and Claire
    • More editing on the plone docs (clean masks, flux models and uvcontsub)
    • Looked at CAS-9250 regarding warning seen in setjy(standard='manual') - it was a user error
Friday NAOJ Meeting
  • Kanako Sugimoto
  • Wataru Kawasaki
  • Masaya Kuniyoshi
  • Takeshi Nakazato
  • Renaud Miel
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