Not being designed to run as a single continous script. Multiple paths are being included, plus new authors do not have CASA testing in mind and therefore some commands needed for testing are missing.
Jeff: User's committee has requested that we organize the CASA Guides because they are currently too complicated. CASA Guides should be kept uniform in look and feel and ability to extract a script and make it run.
Slowdown in imaging regression test run time
Will investigate that to see which revision the slowdown started
Re-assigning some tests from Jeff to other developers
NGC3256 RMS issue -- Andy has not had time to follow up on feedback from George. Andy will attempt to quantify what is happening and send it back to George. This test will continue to fail until this is fixed.
Shrinking the backlog: 45 tickets assigned, 30 tickets closed in the last two weeks (vast majority at the NAASC and VLA)
Testing effort to updating (ALMA) CASAguides for SISS in June
Significant testing effort this week to new C4R1 pipeline tickets (calibration and imaging), benchmark imaging datasets to be started imminently
Warnings: You can look at the Warnings Summary page for more details. Looks like there's been a bit of back sliding: flagging has gone from zero warnings up to 16, single dish has gone from 0 to 4 and synthesis from zero to 2. However, with so few, it's likely they can be quickly removed
Jeff: This needs to be fixed. Please be vigilant and get rid of any warnings.
Have been trying to run the ALMA pipeline in parallel for the X291 3 EBs to test the changes in the MMS structure. The pipeline has run out of memory whenever I tried it in parallel. The machine contains 64 Gb RAM and 32 cores. We will try to debug the failure, but so far it seems to be from tclean. The latest pipeline run went until step 29 before failing.
This was tested with latest 4.7 stable; 8 compute engines; tclean was using 98% of RAM and another process consumed the remainer.
This is a reminder that some work needs to be done to prevent tasks from assuming they can use all available RAM.
pipeline C4R1 branch created and released for pipeline working group testing
CrashReporter - Almost integrated with the build + release system with Ville's help. We'll have the needed web client very soon and can then start the first testing. Once we're happy about its workings within the firewall we can let it become internet accessible.
A couple tickets that have to do with setting the tile cache size are awaiting Casacore mods before I can commit the corresponding casa-code mods in. Ger is on vacation, so the CC mods will have to wait until then.
The tClean work needs some additional features added to the VI2 framework so that clients will not need to do an end-around of the framework to get things done. This will involve adding access to several of the columns as measures rather than native C++ types (time, time_centroid, UVW).
ngVLA Cost Model presentation
Preparation for NRAO users committee
SKA SDP PDR
They passed the PDR and are moving forward. They are planning to use CASA for the first few antennas.
CAS-8585: Spectral Viewer always shows K when launched
CARTA: fix of memory leaks, profile work
(CAS-3847) Global Image module object to record memory allocation/de-allocation. Asked Ger if he might be able to implement this, but he said it would be very complicated to do, so he likely wouldn't be able to. If he thinks it would be difficult for him to implement, it will likely be even more so for me.
Amanda expressed interest in having image analysis tasks/tool methods include any warning messages in image history. Pointed out that this was far beyond the scope of the current image history effort and would require a feature request to management for prioritization, as it is a very non-trivial thing to implement.
Jeff: We should come back to this at some point.
(CAS-5691) refactor ImageMoments and related classes. WIP. Some refactoring work. Realized MSMoments was no longer being used in our code. Takeshi N says it could be removed, so I removed it from trunk.
(CAS-6906) avgchan in exportuvfits not changing number of channels in output: IR. Assigned to Juergen for CSSC input on expected behavior. I'm thinking all the averaging and selection behavior should utlimately be removed from exportuvfits, as all this is possible elsewhere and just adds unnecessarily to complexity and ambiguity in behavior of this code.
(CAS-8497) exportuvfits possibly incorrectly writing antenna coordinates. Reassigned to Jeff as there is nothing more I can do with this until my pull request has been removed. I made that request almost a month ago.
We've asked nicely for a month without response. It's about time to flush this in.
(CAS-8354) Create task imhistory to wrap ia.history(). RTT. Completed various requested documentation changes.
(CAS-7986) Create MS Consistency Validation Tool. RTT. Made modification to improve performance.
testing and calibration mainly
some discussions with Chris on polarization calibration
Troubleshooted issues with the Pipeline test on OSX10.11.Provided Akeem with instructions on how the packaging scripts do the Pipeline installation.
Breakpad (CrashReporter) was breaking bad. Getting Crash Reporter to build on Mac and packaging took longer than expected. Still need to test the make-app changes on Linux and test the Mac report creation.
Worked on Bitbucket/Subgit
Fixed summary plot error in tclean (CAS-8576)
Investigating "the clean flux issue" (CAS-8584)
Looked into ways to make the automask code more modular