Monday Morning Meeting 9/24/18

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  • Phone: (434) 817-6524


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News / Meetings / Visitors

  • CASA SW Engineer phone interviews this week
  • Upcoming CUC meeting in SO 10/25 - 10/26
  • Upcoming Pipeline developers meeting in SO 10/29 - 11/2
  • Upcoming ICT leads meeting in SO 11/6 - 11/8


    • 5.4.0 - ALMA : released to JAO 9/24
    • 5.4.1 : release date 10/5
      • Additional VLASS and VLA development items still being defined
      • All further development will need to go in to 5.5
        • 5.4 feature freeze was 7/15
      • Expect 5.5 to require VLASS and VLA pipelines
    • 5.5
      • Stakeholders meeting: reviewed prioritized list of tickets
      • Next step is for us to prepare a development plan detailing the major areas (tclean, vi/vb2) for review at next stakeholder meeting
        • Kumar/Tak - tclean
        • Enrique/George - VI/VB2
        • Enrique/Federico - MSTransform
      • Action items:
        1. Create a single Epic ticket for the major piece of work (i.e. tclean or VI/VB2)
        2. Decide on the most efficient number of steps/branches needed to complete all the work
        3. Open sub-tickets under the epic for each step
        4. Copy the necessary information out of the old ticket lists in to the new epic/sub-tickets and close out the old ones
        5. Ensure documentation is updated to reflect new or missing functionality before development begins
    • Jira audit
      • reviewing CAS ticket project
      • determine appropriate ticket component classifications
      • determine appropriate permissions for opening new tickets


  • PWG sent recommendation of acceptance, CASA-5.4.0-68 and pipeline (CASA54-P1-B, r42030).
  • A workaround of ICT-13410 in pipelineMakeRequest merged to OFFLINE-2018JUN and 2018AUG.


Build, Release

  • Stick to Xcode 9 on OSX 10.13.

Verification Testing

Validation Testing


  • completed casa-toolset-3 RPM Python 3 toolset suite for building CASAtools and CASAtasks (only required specially built swig, openmpi, and gsl RPMs; the rest are provided by RedHat), CASA 6 will be strictly RHEL7 (due to issues with AppImage support with RHEL6)
  • converted python module names to casatools and casatasks (instead of CASAtools and CASAtasks ) because python guidelines discourage capital letters in module names
  • fixed errors with task_importatca (uninitialized variables)
  • started creating CASAplotms qt app
  • fixed configure to completely search $PATH for a usable swig executable


Developer Reports

Monday Meeting
  • Sandra Castro
  • Kana Sugimoto
  • Bjorn Emonts
  • Pam Ford
  • Enrique Garcia
  • Bob Garwood
  • Kumar Golap
  • David Mehringer
  • George Moellenbrock
  • Dirk Petry
  • Federico M Pouzols
  • Darrell Schiebel
  • Ville Suoranta
  • Neal Schweighart
  • Takahiro Tsutsumi
Friday NAOJ Meeting (9/20/18)
  • Wataru Kawasaki
  • Takeshi Nakazato
    • investigated CAS-11876
    • replied question from Bjorn on old single dish tasks and their alternative
    • created CASR-336 for improvement of pointing plot (plotms)
  • Renaud Miel
  • Suminori Nishie
    • CAS-11427 Unit Test (UT) for PointingDirectionCalculator
      • The latest source was pushued, Bamboo Test OK.
      • Having the source reviewed by Takeshi, some problems/unsafe coding were pointed out. Revising in progress.
    • CAS-11818 Done. (reviewing JIRA/GIT operation just for myself)

-- TakeshiNakazato - 2018-09-18
Topic revision: r8 - 2018-09-24, KanaSugimoto
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