VLBI-specific helpdesk should field issues, make JIRA tickets as needed, coordinate through George to Jen/Urvashi to include in current development plan, and follow through with standard work-flows (verification, validation, etc.). In general, isolated VLBI stuff that will be coded at JIVE should be ok; broader work implicating NRAO staff (until we hire local VLBI developer!) may need some nuanced negotiation as regards urgency.
We agreed that scheduling a ~monthly (optional) technical meeting involving George, Mark, Des, and Neal (managers not allowed!) would be a good idea, as it would give us a chance to stay connected and better-engaged in the actual development work, and cover ground that the usual administrative meeting can't easily support. I suspect we will also address logistical topics like work-flow issues and repo re-orgs and similar, as well, so that we're tending more to merely report on these things in the admin meeting. Nominal first meeting will be Oct 13 at 1400UTC (this does not conflict with CUC VLBI presentation), where we'll discuss scheduling future meetings (probably 2nd Wed each month).
(Des, CAS-13623, 12765,12553) Finalization of VLBI deployment in progress. Should move to formal verification and validation asap.
(Mark, CAS-13266) Per-scan interpolation via overloading per-obs mechanism. (6.4.1)
(George) Semantics of "Time Segment" granularity to be generalized by George, to avoid internal confusions.
Underway for 6.4.1
(Des, CAS-13361) Polarization combination for fringefit.
Des/George converging on approach via a TVI layer (cf frequency averaging)
(Des, CAS-13056) Overlapping solution intervals
Initial implementation awaiting review by George
(Mark, CAS-13003). EOP update (6.4).
Investigating using almacalc with Python interface.
Maybe a candidate topic for all-python, new-tech implementation?
(Mark, CAS-13622) FITS-IDI filler does not always update OBSERVATION table correctly
Affects fetching of TEC maps for EVN data; fix and tests ready
Mark to set Fix version to 6.4. George to negotiate merge (pending ver/val test completion) to 6.4.0.
(Mark) Dysco ("lossy" compression of MeasurementSets, no ticket yet)
Integrated in casacore now; needs one-line diff in CASA to enable
Mark to make ticket (Fix vers=6.4), for likely inclusion in 6.4.1.
(George/Justin) to coordinate initial testing on CASR-463 (TEC) to better characterize basic requirements
(Justin) Initial tests of VLA-focused implementation with VLBA data work mechanically, mostly; line-of-sight TEC appears broadly consistent with AIPS dispersive delay, but quantitative details need attention, including behavior near/at/below horizon
(George, CAS-13287) AveragingTvi2 problems for certain conditions; under separate investigation (cf CAS-13466)
CAS-12485: OTF weight munging for solve (Can we complete validation and deploy? Des seeking interested users at JIVE)