Third 4.3 Linux test package is now the current one: r29326 (casacore, code and gcwrap trunk changes up to r29256; asap trunk changes up to r2926).
4.2.1 is the current release version for Linux. Note: 4.2.1 has not been publicly released yet - it is still only available within NRAO.
If you are on a Red Hat 5 machine, you can access older versions via the '-r' option, e.g. 'casapy -r4.1.0'
If you are on Red Hat 6 and need CASA 4.1, run it from here: /home/casa/packages/RHEL5/release/casapy-41.0.24668-001-64b/casapy
Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8 CASA 4.2.1 pre-release packages being tested. Most functional and regression tests pass. User testing feedback generally positive (PlotMS looks good, for example). However, significant work still needed on the viewer. Currently being addressed.
Number of CASA Jira tickets with "Ready To Test" status (including EA, EU, JAO, Software-only tickets, but excluding Pipeline) prior to meeting: 93 (was 113).Number of CASA Jira tickets with "Ready To Test" status (including EA, EU, JAO, Software-only tickets) following meeting: ??.
Main Points Raised and Any Other Business
* MARK STILL TO UPDATE/STREAMLINE THIS SECTION *
imrebin discussion has taken place; specifications have been provided to the developer.
imfit meeting took place; Brian and Jeff had produced documents.
OS X 4.2.1 package testing to be done: .dmg currently undergoing automated testing.
Plotms tests (versus time, freq, etc.). No exhaustive testing. Make a box, try to zoom, try to locate.
Juergen has done some 10.7.5 testing (see above). He now also has access to a 10.8 Mac. DAs also available for OS X testing.
Test imview, save png file.
Make sure that casaviewer from command line works same as within CASA.
Test a reduction script on TDM?
Version numbering discussion: requirements being collated; will be circulated to the CSSC.
See also other items with red notes below.
Mark Lacy had identified a problem using mstransform to align the velocities in the ACA data. A similar problem was previously found and fixed for 12m data, so it may only be ACA data that is affected by this bug.
Mark R. concerned about: CAS-5111 and CAS-5379. Do we need to specifically recruit a couple of expert user testers for these items? See also items flagged with a green "ONE FOR DISCUSSION?" below
The next meeting is currently scheduled to take place on TBA.
New Action Items Arising
PART 1: Items To Be Covered During Meetings
Propose to Close Items
CAS-5764 (Oct): 4.3(?) item. casafeather: add scaling to LowXHigh, weighted. Works as intended, but ticket set to Input Required to get confirmation from Science that the current behavior is what is actually desired. Tester: Brian (was Juergen).
Items Overdue for Status Updates (i.e. the "Nag List")
CAS-2252 (May): calculate the rotation measure. VLA item. Currently ARTT Released for 4.2 "as is". Testing done by Preshanth. Report still pending. Tester: Preshanth
CAS-6073 Feb 2014): 4.3 item. Improve line overlay behavior (in viewer). Currently ARTT (r28486). Tester: Crystal.
CAS-6038 (Feb 2014): 4,2/4.3 item. toolkit inline help now producing unreadable output. RTT. Tester: Mark R. (who really needs to do something about this and the next one...)
CAS-5418 (Dec): XML markup in inline tools documentation is not always parsed correctly. ARTT for 4.2/4.3. r28452. Tester: Mark R. Ongoing.
Single Dish (to be skipped during the meeting)
CAS-5338 (Jul/Nov): Update single dish flagging task interface (sdflag2). Currently ARTT again in the pre-release. Tester: Eric Villard. Long overdue for tester feedback - ticket pinged again. Eric has started to test this. It will probably take him several weeks.
CAS-4735 (Nov): imsmooth needs additional option for single dish use. Subtask of CAS-5844 (above). ARTT. Tester: Shinya. Critical item. Code committed to trunk. 4.3 item. Testing ongoing.
CAS-5139 (Sep): Proper handling of flag information in sideband separation algorithm. Low priority item. Subtask of CAS-1756. Currently ARTT; 4.2 item(!). Tester: Bunyo
CAS-6121 (Jan): sdgrid: 4.3 item. Latitude value in resulting scantable is reversed. ARTT. Tester: Shinya. Testing ongoing.
Items Currently Undergoing Testing
CAS-5123 (May): Support for On the Fly Mosaics. Currently ARTT. JAO (ALMA) and Socorro (VLA) to test. Awaiting suitable data from ALMA. Steve has done some work on this for VLA. Still waiting on data; unlikely to be fully tested before release. Ticket is with Steve now. Have recently been in the process of doing tests on the VLA with some data scanning across bright sources. Kunal to test this when ready to invoke the imaging. Eric Villard is also looking at this now for ALMA (see CSV-553). Kumar attempted some imaging (on the associated CSV ticket) in mid-March, but this looks to have gone quiet. *** ONE FOR DISCUSSION? ***
CAS-6020 (Jan 2014): 4.2 item. viewer - cross talk between animators. ARTT. Fix was r27981. Tester was to be Sarah, but it has already been found to work on Linux, so passed to Juergen to be included in the OS X (10.7 and 10.8) check-out. Looks good in 10.7, just needs the OK in 10.8. Close to done.
CAS-5725 (Oct): 4.2 item. Testing of bug fix for non-J2000 coordinates and centered rectangles. ARTT in current casapy-test (r29326). Some testing had been done, and it appeared to work for everything but ellipses. New fix committed as r29226. Tester: Paul, with support from Mark R. as needed.
CAS-5334 (Feb): Ellipse regions have wrong width (RA). Second fix committed. ARTT in current casapy-test (r29326). Fix was r29096. Tester: Paul
CAS-6255 (Feb): plotms crashes CASA. ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Fix was r28704. Tester: Paul
CAS-5946 (Feb): immath fails without a useful error message when the outfile already exists. Subtask of CAS-6124. ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Fix was r28792.Tester: Nathan
CAS-5343 (Mar): IMFIT should provide # of pixels in logfile. ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Fix was r28804. Tester: Kristina
CAS-6170 (Feb 2014): 4.3 item. testing ticket for ia.decimate(). Should be a subtask of CAS-5849, but Jira does not permit sub-subtasks. ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Tester: Nathan, consulting Adam if need be. Some testing previously done, mostly works, with a few remaining quirks associated with error reporting. A separate ticket has been spawned (CAS-6286) regarding handling of Boolean types.
CAS-3476 Reporting of uncertainties in IMFIT. Blocker. ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Fix was r29003. Related to CAS-5879. Tester: Brian (with others)
CAS-6179 (Feb): Make a wrapper of hanningsmooth to use the MSTransform framework. ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Fix was r28604. Tester: Nathan.
CAS-6022 (Feb): imview fails if the range key of the raster dictionary is specified as float64 rather than float. ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Fix was r28583. Tester: Todd
CAS-3116 (Jun): Comprehensive computation of spectral index from image(s). Laura Perez had been testing this for the VLA. ALMA will hold off on testing this for now, pending the VLA testing. Some testing done, problems still found. Had been bumped to 4.3. ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Tester: Kristina (in discussion with Laura). Jeff had agreed look at this with Kristina to get a better handle on how to go forward with this, which may result in more related tickets being spawned.
CAS-5701 (Nov): msmd needs a method to get the integration time. Worked as advertised, but needed further improvement (better handling of pol ID) - work done. "Critical" status. Typos still present in the documentation. Currently ARTT in casapy-test (r29326). Tester: Todd.
CAS-5975 (Dec): impv: Support specifying input slice width as a world (angular) measure. ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Most recent commit was r28720. 4.3 item. Subtask of CAS-5835. Tester: Juergen.
CAS-6352 (Mar/Apr): cannot change stokes with imhead mode='put'. ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Most recent commit was r29061. Tester: Nathan.
CAS-6389 (Apr): can't select 'wt*amp' as axis choice in plotms task interface. ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Most recent commit was r29180. Tester: Nathan.
CAS-6395 (Apr): msmd.fieldsforscans segfaults casa if an argument is not supplied. ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Most recent commit was r29176. Tester: Paul.
CAS-5711 (Apr): imfit issues warnings for single dish images with bunit=K. Subtask of CAS-6124. ARTT (r29142) in the current casapy-test package (r29326).
CAS-6134 (Apr): specfit array conformance error. ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Most recent commit was r29198. Tester: Juergen.
CAS-5794 (Apr): msmd.almaspws(fdm=True) and almaspws(tdm=True) return wrong result for certain ACA setups. ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Most recent commit was r29139. Tester: Todd.
CAS-6399 (Apr): Segfault in plotms after "Error selecing on caltable". ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Most recent commit was r29224. Tester: Dirk.
CAS-5313 (Apr): imregrid not working for reasons unknown on particular set of images. ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Most recent commit was r29252. Tester: Crystal.
CAS-21 Support for complex images in image tool. Status: Open, but with multiple "ARTT" subtasks, all assigned to Preshanth
CAS-6090 (Jan 2014): Complex valued images testing ticket 1. Currently ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Tester: Preshanth
CAS-6103 (Jan 2014): Complex valued images testing ticket 2. Currently ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Tester: Preshanth
CAS-6117 (Jan 2014): Complex valued images testing ticket 3. Currently ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Tester: Preshanth
CAS-6123 (Jan 2014): Complex valued images testing ticket 4. Currently ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Tester: Preshanth
CAS-6128 (Jan 2014): Complex valued images testing ticket 5. Currently ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Tester: Preshanth
CAS-6146 (Jan 2014): Complex valued images testing ticket 6. Currently ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Tester: Preshanth
CAS-6155 (Jan 2014): Complex valued images testing ticket 7. Currently ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Tester: Preshanth
CAS-6433 (Apr): Implement a function to derive Jy/K factor from amplitude calibrator observation. Input Required. Currently with developer. Who should be assigned this? *** ONE FOR DISCUSSION? ***
CAS-6405 (Apr): histogram fitting does not work. Input Required. More info needed from Juergen. URGENT: Also, quick developer build check of fix for Mac Ctrl key issue.
CAS-6361 (Apr): coordsys.reorder() mistake in axis length checking. Looks like this is perhaps just a misunderstanding of the purpose of the method? Input Required from Adam.
CAS-3532 (Sep): Incorporation of Alma Primary Beam in Mosaic. Was ARTT, now Input Required from Crystal. Tester was Scott S., but ticket passed to Crystal for input. Some test imaging done.*** ONE FOR DISCUSSION? ***
CAS-5758 (Nov): 4.3(?) item. casafeather: the low convolved, and weighted needs to include the 'scaled' label. Input Required from Science. Juergen and Brian will talk about this while both in Charlottesville (this/next week). Tester: Juergen.
CAS-5720 (Oct): 4.2 item. change tooltip for new histogram functionality tool. ARTT. Tester: Paul (eventually). Switched to "Input Required" and passed to Crystal, so that she and Adam can comment on preferred behavior.
CAS-5844(Dec 2013): 4.3 imsmooth specification and testing targets. See also its subtasks. See list of Action Items above. Currently "Open" and assigned to developer. Work in progress.
CAS-5848 (Dec 2013): 4.3. enhancements for imsmooth. Input Required from Science (via Mark R.). Subtask of CAS-5844. Currently assigned to Jeff. Juergen will discuss preferred behavior with Dave while in Charlottesville. *** ONE FOR DISCUSSION? ***
CAS-962 (Nov): there should be a facility (task and/or tool) to convolve/cross-correlate two images along one axis (e.g. channel). Input Required. Ties specsmooth and imsmooth together. Jeff to write up his discussions with Steve. Ticket assigned to Jeff. Ticket is getting pinged monthly...
CAS-5379 - Subtle inconsistencies with other programs in Galactic Coordinates (Adam and Harvey). In a nutshell, shifts of ~0.2" are seen when taking data into other packages (e.g. DS9, IDL which both seem to agree with each other). It is unclear yet if this is an incorrect implementation in one or more packages, or possibly just a precision error. This is a subtle issue, and was pushed back to 4.3. Ticket stalled. Needs to be looked at by someone with lots of time. To be left as-is for now. *** ONE FOR DISCUSSION? ***
CAS-5780 (Nov): Regridding a VLA image onto a GBT image fails to generate the expected warning message. Ticket repeatedly pinged. Input Required from Adam.
CAS-5162 (Sep 2013): Improvements in flagging documentation and examples. Input Required from Science (via Jeff). This ticket has been left untouched since May 2013.
CAS-6164 Running setjy several times on different source / spw selections sometimes clears previous model data Blocker. Open. Had previously been resolved, but reopened as it affects EVLA data too. Developer is looking into this now.
CAS-3666 split on spws gives errors for different correlation shapes. Blocker. Had been stuck On Hold, but is causing problems for the VLA pipeline now, so needs to be fixed as soon as possible. Currently assigned to Jeff, who will continue testing. The awaited split2 functionality has now been committed. Now set to "Open".
CAS-5806 Mathematical prediction of post-gridding single dish beam. Blocker. Developer has done some modelling, but... ? This is a "blocker of a different kind..." High priority, but not a blocker for the 4.2 release (but blocking further development). *** ONE FOR DISCUSSION? ***
CAS-4946 Crash on Mac OS X when virtual model requested. Blocker. Re-checked by Nathan, and it now sounds as if this still affects Mac OS X 10.6, but not 10.7 or 10.8. Debugging code pops up for all, though. This will be left as-is until CASA 4.2 for OS X becomes available. Passed to Jeff, so that it doesn't get forgotten about. *** ONE FOR DISCUSSION? AT LEAST LOWER PRIORITY FROM BLOCKER?***
PART 2: Items Listed for Informational Purposes (note that these will not normally be specifically discussed during the meeting unless someone raises them)
"ARTT" Items Pending Tester Assignment
CAS-5852 mstransform needs to have the keepflags=True/False capability of split. ARTT in the current casapy-test package (r29326). Fix was r28959. Parked with Mark R. for now. Tester: (had been Steve, but he's on travel for several weeks). TBD
CAS-5836 (Nov): 4.3 item. Create new task imrebin. ARTT in casapy-test r29326. Commit to trunk was r29786. Probably a fairly high priority for testing, as there will almost certainly be a need to iterate on this. Tester: currently nominally Adam, but may need to be reassigned. * ONE FOR DISCUSSION? *
CAS-5191 (Mar): Add gain threshold parameter to fluxscale. ARTT (r28480) in the latest casapy-test. Ticket parked with Mark R. for now. Tester: TBD.
CAS-6279 (Mar): imfit model and residual image should have same extent in direction plane as input image. Subtask of CAS-6124. ARTT (r28847) in the current casapy-test package (r29326). Ticket parked with Mark R. for now. Tester: TBD (maybe Brian?)
CAS-6149 (Apr): improvements to the imfit ouput dictionary. Subtask of CAS-6124. ARTT (r29125) in the current casapy-test package (r29326). Ticket parked with Mark R. for now. Tester: TBD
CAS-5901 (Apr): imhead fails if restfreq is not present in image header. ARTT (r29148) in the current casapy-test package (r29326). Ticket parked with Mark R. for now. Tester: TBD
CAS-5203 (Apr): listobs should have an 'overwrite' option for the listfile. ARTT (r29205) in the current casapy-test package (r29326). Ticket parked with Mark R. for now. Tester: TBD
CAS-6015 (Jan): The residual image produced by imfit loses its brightness unit. RTT (r8792), pending new test package. Ticket parked with Mark R. for now. Tester: TBD (maybe Brian?)
CAS-5844(Dec 2013): 4.3 imsmooth specification and testing targets. See also its subtasks. See list of Action Items above. Currently "Open" and assigned to developer. Work in progress.
CAS-5849 (Feb): implement spectral smoothing functions at task level. Subtask of CAS-5844. *RTT", pending a new testing package. Parked with Mark R. for now. Tester: TBD (probably Adam or Mark R.)
Unable to Test Items
CAS-4636 (Oct 2012): Elevation dependent opacity application w/ Tsys. Still awaiting input from Science (since February). Had been "On Hold" since August, awaiting data. Switched to Input Required and passed to Crystal for comment. Bumped back to 4.3. Placed "On Hold" until further notice. * ONE FOR DISCUSSION? *
CAS-5111 (May): Implement autoboxing capability. Currently On Hold. This one had previously been ARTT, and Crystal had looked at this and provided a problem case. A fix had been put in and tested by Steve. He has provided feedback: seems to sort of work, but still fiddly right now. Ticket is currently set to "Ready To Test" and assigned to Tony, so that he can try it with both the M100 and Orion datasets. Lots of comments provided by John Lightfoot. A meeting has taken place on this, and it is an ongoing development topic. Ongoing development will be target of 4.3 Cycle. Crystal says that this will need significant effort and someone assigned to work with the developers for a while. Developer to work on the C++ and clean libraries. Requires significant science tester input.* ONE FOR DISCUSSION? WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THE LIBRARIES? *
CAS-4469 (Jun+ 2013): Split with channel averaging is creating spurious spectral features and weight is wrong when there has been channel flagging. Subtask of CAS-5245. On Hold. Tester: Crystal. Currently "On Hold" for user testing purposes, as it cannot be tested until weight spectrum is fixed (CASA 4.2.2?).
CAS-5879 include pixel rms in imfit fitting. Open. Subtask of CAS-6124. Currently with Claire, but testing has paused, as it has additional dependencies (e.g. CAS-3476).
CAS-5084 (May): Testing multi-term support in pclean. Lots of feedback supplied by Kristina and Claire. On Hold (since August 2013) and assigned to Kumar pending class refactoring. Timeline for getting this off hold again requested. * ONE FOR DISCUSSION? *
Upcoming Ready to (Re)Test Items
Not Yet Assigned To Testers
CAS-6342 (Mar): Viewer: Log Scale on Color Axis. RTT (r29379). Ticket with Mark R. for now. Tester: TBD.
CAS-6290 (Apr): predictcomp bombs without write permission, and the prefix parameter does not work. Most recent commit was r29300. RTT (in r29379). Ticket with Mark R. for now. Tester: TBD.
CAS-6178 (Apr): Make a wrapper of split to use the MSTransform framework. Most recent commit was r29317. RTT (in r29379). Ticket with Mark R. for now. Tester: TBD. Testing this one may be quite a big job.
CAS-3699 (Apr): region parameter in ia tools method should optionally use region in image. RTT (r29338), pending a new test package. Ticket parked with Mark R. for now. Tester: TBD
CAS-6220 (Mar): Enable importasdm to read flags from the binary ASDM data. RTT (r28609). Ticket with Dirk for now. To be tested down in Chile by someone to be identified by Denis. On paper, the fix is included, but the current casapy-test package was throwing an error for importasdm, so leaving flagged as "RTT" for now.
See below "assigned" SD list.
Already Assigned To Testers
CAS-6404 (Apr): viewer: spectral line overlays does not show up. RTT (r29362 of 4.2.1 release; r29363 on trunk). URGENT: To be tested in a developer build? Tester: Juergen
CAS-5435 (Apr): request to make it easier to transfer beam from one image to another. Subtask of CAS-5433. RTT, pending a new testable package. Most recent commit to trunk
was r29383. Tester: Kumar.
CAS-6200 (Feb): Viewer: Issues with the pixel range box. RTT again, pending a new package. Latest bugfix was r29407. Mostly done - one very minor issue to recheck. Tester: Arielle.
CAS-6232 (Mar): writing version numbers in GUIs. RTT, pending a new testable package. Most recent commit to trunk
was r29373. Tester: Juergen.
CAS-5743 (Oct): 4.2 item. spectral viewer - once right mouse button was used, left mouse won't work anymore. RTT again, pending a new casapy-test. remaining issue is thought to be already fixed in the trunk. Tester: Sarah
CAS-5731 (Oct): Loading DS9 region files into the viewer produces a warning and does not load. Open; 4.3 item. Ticket back with developer. Tester: Jen.
CAS-5125 (Jul): Make frequency an axis display option (in the viewer). Previously ARTT, currently Open. Tester: Adam. Tested. Needs more work and so ticket back to dev. Bumped back to 4.3. Ticket pinged for a planning/status update.
CAS-3517 (Aug): Improve remapping interface (Cal libraries). Input Required from developer. Tester: Steve. Some testing done, recommendations made, ticket back with developer. Discussion ongoing. Further callibrary work to be pushed out to 4.3 in Jira. Ticket pinged a couple of times now.
CAS-5738 (Nov): slice cut is not visible. RTT again (r29294), pending a new user-testable package. Tester: Juergen.
CAS-4663 (Oct 2012): specfit components/prompt/inf. *Open" again, following input from Juergen.
CAS-5127 (May): Document ia toolkit methods. Status In Progress. Mark is working on this. Most of Juergen's prioritized list of 26 items has been done. Dates to be added his future documentation updates. Prioritized by Mark. Ongoing. ia.regrid docs will require more work. Still needs code commits. Mark waiting on OS X 10.7 build. Bumped until after 4.2 release, due to OS X-based build issues.
CAS-4718 (April): Specfit should deal with channelization (minimum bar ~ warning). RTT, pending a new testable package. Most recent commit to trunk was r29337. Tester: Adam (for comment on wording; may need to be reassigned if additional testing needed).
CAS-6303 (Mar): Segfault in reading recent GBT SDFITS files. ARTT (asap r2907) in casapy-test package (r29326). Bob Garwood to test.
CAS-5841 (Dec): Make the scan numbers between scantable, asdm, and MS consistent. Currently ARTT in casapy-test package (r29326). 4.3 item. Tester TBD. Ticket with Bunyo.
CAS-6181: SD processing needs to incorporate data weights. Currently Open. Previously identified as an important ticket to track. More discussion to come. Status update recently requested on ticket.
CAS-6168: enable plotter2 to change viewport size. ARTT (ASAP r2895) in casapy-test (r29326). Ticket with Takeshi.
CAS-6348: sdmath needs non-nullstring for output file name. RTT, pending a new test package. Ticket with Bunyo.
List of many other new 4.3 SD items all currently set to RTT in Jira, all assigned to EA (Bunyo) for testing/testing reassignment; subtasks of CAS-5526: Re-design single dish task interfaces:
CAS-5489 - Refactor sdimaging (tsdimaging): Developer asked about resolving this.
CAS-5857 - Create the new selector method in sdutil: ARTT in casapy-test (r29326)
CAS-5858 - field section parameter in SD tasks should accept multiple fields selection by field IDs and names. ARTT in casapy-test (r29326). Passed to Bunyo for testing. 4.3 item.
CAS-5859 - Enable spw selection by frequency and velocity in SD tasks: ARTT in casapy-test (r29326)
CAS-5861 - sdfit task interface changes (tsdfit): Tested and works. Some requested documentation updates drafted that need Science approval. Once that's been done, and the final code commits made, this can be resolved as done.