Monday Morning Meeting 10/29/18

  • IP:
  • Phone: (434) 817-6524

News / Management
  • CASA SW Engineer interviews continuing
  • CUC meeting went well, preliminary report is positive, full report will be distributed when available
  • Upcoming Pipeline developers meeting in SO 10/29 - 11/2
  • Upcoming ICT leads meeting in SO 11/6 - 11/8
  • NRAO Employees: PEP's due soon
  • Proposed Group Meeting time:
    • Mondays at 11ET / 9MT


  • Calibration and Flagging
    • N/A
  • Imaging
    • How do we prioritize bugs (streaming in) v/s planned development for release ?
    • CAS-11191 : Handling different direction in antennas in a baseline in a mosaic.
    • automask + n-sigma threshold stopping combined case
  • Measurement Set
    • mstransform, VI/VB2
      • Support for WIDAR mode in casa 5.4.1. PR 763 has been issued by Bob for 5.4.1.
      • VI/VB2 upgrade: Channel axis processing TVIs to create new virtual spws (CAS-10294). Implementation of subtable propagation. Ready for code review.
  • Image Analysis and Casacore
    • N/A
  • Data Visualization
    • Plotms
      • CAS-8087 RA/Dec axes - GUI update
    • CARTA
      • Added contour maps (not supported by frontend yet) - under verification
      • Continue to need build and test support
      • Patrick leaving project at end of month (this week)
  • CASA 6
    • extended tests/ to run all tests when no specific test files are supplied as arguments
    • working on building casatools with Bamboo in a Docker container
    • working on moving Bamboo testing for casatools to a Docker container (to allow for testing the binary wheel with various flavors of linux)
    • four JIRA tickets for casatasks test failures
    • one JIRA ticket for casatools test failure

Build / Testing

  • Infrastructure
    • Bamboo stability issues seem to be resolved by increasing Java heap and increasing max_user_connections in the MySQL database.
    • New host for telemetry and crash report processing.
    • Will start moving build Macs to NTC soon
  • Unit
    • N/A
  • Verification
    • N/A
  • Validation
    • N/A

User Liaison Updates

  • CASA Users Committee meeting successful.
  • Pending: joint CASA+VLA announcement to users regarding the mosaic issues identified in this NAASC memo
  • Configure casa-announce and casa-users to mask the sender's information (i.e., anonymous, no-reply), but needs to be reconfigured to "moderator only". Question: who should have permission to post on casa-announce/users? (Ryan, Juergen, Bjorn - please inform if others)
  • CASA Docs Development server: issues with broken links/images should be resolved (if not, please let me know).
  • Preparing general CASA poster for ADASS - suggestions welcome

Pipeline Updates

  • the change to make sessionID unique throughout ALMA broke pipelineMakeRequest (ICT-13658): it is understood as a bug and will be fixed. Data sets affected: ones observed from Oct 17 -. The effected data would be fixed. All data processing are stopped waiting for the fix now.
  • pipeline developer F2F this week, Oct. 30 - Nov. 2: meeting wiki

Single Dish Development
  • Wataru Kawasaki
  • Takeshi Nakazato
    • Provided a slide of SD highlight to Ryan for CUC meeting
    • Asked Wataru to start tsdimaging development CAS-11955
    • Looked at NAASC Memo 117 and recognized a problem on ASDM Pointing data. Could impact on SD.
    • Validated an unification of _cli and _pg interfaces from SD pipeline viewpoint. Resolved relevant ticket, CAS-11784. Thanks, Federico!
  • Renaud Miel
    • CAS-8087!PlotMS pointings
      • Updating GUI / XAxis
  • Suminori Nishie
    • CAS-11427Unit Test (UT)
      • Linear-interplation Test: Expanding time and interval setting on tables and test curve function.
      • internal minor change for adapting with next CAS-8418.
    • CASA 5.5
      • Reading existing codes concerning to CAS-8418 (High-order Pointing Interporation).
Topic revision: r18 - 2018-10-29, KanaSugimoto
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