CAS-9426 (MPI get filtered casa dict) fixed, CAS-9287 (Open MPI 2.0.1) investigation
Run the ALMA pipeline with the latest casa tarballs in parallel with different datasets, but they all fail due to a missing PB file in the Minor Cycle. There is a warning earlier of a copying failure: WARNING: Exception copying /data/nas2/users/scastro/casa/pipeline/cas9519/run/oussid.s28_0.J03324-2800_sci.spw17.mfs.I.iter0.pb: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/data/nas2/users/scastro/casa/pipeline/cas9519/run/oussid.s28_0.J03324-2800_sci.spw17.mfs.I.iter0.n2.pb. I have discussed it a bit with Dirk Muders, but no conclusion yet.
Have started a new batch of tests in parallel, but only using the calibration pipeline on several datasets. They all pass successfully.
plotcal and plotants GUIs don't work with new startup/3rd-party packages
CASA Docs (Plone)
First drafts were due Jan 13th. Please prioritize completion of any remaining assignments. You can view your assignments here: My Plone Tasks
Document review will begin this week. Will take part in 2 sequential stages:
"Verification" will address styling rules
"Validation" will address document content
Reviewers will make minor changes directly to document. Extensive changes will be returned to developers via the applicable JIRA ticket.
How will we deal with CASA Core documentation such as MSSelection?
Not much change is happening in CASA Core documentation from outside our team.
Kumar reports there is a more updated LEL document on a Dutch web site.
We can either incorporate CASA Core documentation into plone or link to a PDF.
Urvashi asked for guidance on styling.
Styling will mostly be handled by the verification team, but Anand, Juergen, and Jen will discuss Urvashi's question later this week and respond to her.
George asked how we will maintain selection documentation that is pertinent to many tasks.
We will put selection syntax in data selection chapter and link to this from task pages.
Percentage of ALMA calibration pipeline runs sent to manual reduction decreased significantly from Cycle 3 to Cycle 4
ALMA Cycle 5 representative source imaging support issues resolved, required information will be in the SBSummary table
ALMA archive support required for Cycle 5 lifecycle changes and pipeline restore operations
Identified some CASA version handling issues
(Qn from UR) : How about a CASA-staff page as part of our new documentation tree ? In its simplest form it can contain an alphabetical list of all our names, each with a paragraph of text. Each person can choose what to and what not to put on there - background, research interests, role in CASA, link to homepage, etc. I found the introduction emails that Federico and Enrique sent out recently to be very useful and it made me realize that a lot of us probably have no idea about the range of experience/expertise others on the team have since we see only the narrow bit that each one is actively working on. And, off course, Federico and Enrique - Welcome !
Pipeline testing in parallel as shown above.
Added a new spw error handler in the Flagging to support non-existing spws when included in a selection with existing spws, reported in CAS-9366: "flagcmd crashes when applying flags on split ms".
Added/reviewed Plone documents. I'm still having trouble with a page that gives errors when editing (CAS-9529).
Fixed hif_uvcontfit error handling and reporting bugs
Reviewed pipeline restore operations requirements and identified missing ALMA archive capabilities
Reviewed pipeline global parameter handling and suggested additions and improvements
Tested the pipeline against the latest git tarball and identified some version handling problems
Investigated bitbucket web pages
Installed 3rd party libraries, implemented procmgr and casa log in plotms
Discussions with Takeshi on SD Cal in VI2 framework
Regression issues in wake of 3rd-party library changes
Federico M Pouzols
CAS-9426 (MPI get filtered casa dict) - fixed. CAS-9287 (Open MPI 2.0.1) - verified/investigating issues with exit/cleanup.
CAS-9427 (new mode in flagdata): planning work.
CAS-9518 : make the ref-freq convention for wideband band images conform to what FITS expects
figured out why two casa.logfiles are produced (thanks Pam)
fixed bug that prevented passing parameters to tool constructors (have not committed it yet)
looked into now plone tool/task pages work (only a brief look)
Started to work on a new 'prune' code (need to write a connected component labelling code) to replace the method based on ia.decompose
Looked into the mosaic issue
Checked behavior of buildCoordinates() for parallel continuum tclean related CAS-9518
Struggled to install one of the new 3rd party packages ('port install wcslib' failed) on my OSX10.11 laptop. Will try later, perhaps after the feature freeze
Plone documentation- rewrote the uv plane continuum subtraction page as a new page since I can no longer have a edit access to the page I was working on due to an error
Friday NAOJ Meeting
GIT workflow tests: creating a 'quick start guide' for NAOJ developers.
code/gcwrap (CAS-8449): Bamboo test after 'Ready to Verify' (Test suite 2) passed. Waiting for Ville to confirm the next steps.
asap (CAS-9502): started testing
Update of ATM library (CAS-9016): Dominique will give me the final input by the end of this week.
extention of importnro (CAS-9485): the goal is to support additional header table to define data ordering. I went through documents and codes and am now ready to start development. contacting NRO to clarify some points not clear to me.
fixed libsakura seg fault issue when casa is built against new third party package
fixed fls3a_hi regression failure on casa02 build
confirmed that fix for sdgaincal is contained in 4.7.1 prerelease
CAS-5775: help text for sdimaging is updated again
CAS-8879: summarized discussion at Skype meeting with George M.
CAS-8082: PlotMS Header: slow progress, working on task interface modification