BOOKKEEPING RUN-THROUGH ONLY: NOT A MEETING AGENDA!
The August casapy-stable has been (re-)published: casapy-stable r26465 in order to fix an issue with wvrgcal. The casapy-stable feature commit deadline was September 15th.
Most recent casapy-test published: casapy-test r26325 (as of 2013-09-13). A new test package is imminent...
Known Issue: If both rpms and a tar casapy-stable are installed on the same RHEL 5.x system, and their versions do not match, you will see the failure described in CAS-5445 when starting CASA from the tar. You will not see this issue when starting casa from the rpms.
Number of CASA Jira tickets with "Ready To Test" status (including EA, EU, JAO, Software-only tickets) prior to run-through: 75.Number of CASA Jira tickets with "Ready To Test" status (including EA, EU, JAO, Software-only tickets) following run-through: 72.
PART 1: Items To Be Covered During Meetings
Ready to Close Items
To be added to as appropriate.
Items Overdue for Status Updates (i.e. the "Nag List")
CAS-4790 (Jun): Add support for time variable calibrators for Perley-Butler 2013 standard for SetJy - Subtask of CAS-5156. VLA item. Currently ARTT. In current stable. Now with Sarah for testing.
CAS-5110 (May): Remy's been providing examples of problem cases, and possible approaches to solutions (with Adam). Input Required. Remy still to provide some recommendations text for tool documentation purposes. Work done by Remy, but some still awaiting some text from him. Pinged ticket (Sep. 24).
CAS-2252 (May): calculate the rotation measure. VLA item. Still awaiting input from Science. Input Required. Preshanth has worked on this, but a report is still to be posted. Steve's run and looked at the test he produced, but it's a bit hard to understand, and will need documenting and/or perhaps replacing.
CAS-4141 (May): SD: Sideband separation algorithm for DSB receivers. Shinya had been testing. Latest fix was r2835 to ASAP; included in casapy-test 25953+. ARTT. Tester: Shinya. Confirmation from Shinya of no testing progress updates as of Sep 16th.
CAS-4808 (Jun): make ImageBeamSet simpler - Underlying software modification, but can definitely be tested by users. Currently ARTT. Critical item. Multibeam datasets - Adam to test.
CAS-5547 (Aug): Testing ticket for AnnRectBox fix. Fix committed. Subtask of CAS-5541. Currently RTT, in casapy-test (r26325) package. Tester: Amy Mioduszewski.
CAS-5127 (May): Document ia toolkit methods. Status In Progress. Mark is working on this. Currently half-way through Juergen's prioritized list of 26 items. But there are 99 tool methods in total. Ongoing...
CAS-4959 (Jul): imregrid: When using image templates, the default shape used should be that of the template (not the input image). Some testing done, problems with test data used. Being tested by Mark. Dev has looked at this, and made suggestions for testing (tested example was exposing as yet unsupported features). Still to be retested with more conservative datasets. Status ARTT. Mark to test.
CAS-4961 (Aug): imregrid: axis ordering of data cubes appears to be inconsistent. Currently ARTT with August stable package. Tester: Mark.
CAS-4765 (Jul): Add capability in MSTransform framework to combine spectral windows. To be tested as part of CAS-4754. ARTT. Assigned to Juergen for testing. It produces a composite dataset with any gap filled with interpolated data. Discussion ongoing.
CAS-5406 (Jul): importfits "make casa-style 4d". Moved back to RTT. Latest commit (r26289) now available in casapy-test (r26325+) package for user testing. Some discussion between Dirk and Remy on this ticket. Remy to test.
Items Currently Undergoing Testing
CAS-3116 (Jun): Comprehensive computation of spectral index from image(s). Laura Perez is testing this for the VLA. ALMA will hold off on testing this for now, pending the VLA testing. Latest fix committed Aug 14th (r26067). Currently ARTT. Laura has been doing some testing. Urvashi has reported big memory leak issues. Dave pinged (Sep 24th).
CAS-4371 (Aug/Sep): add intent to the data selection options in setjy. Subtask of CAS-5156. Dev forgot to update the status. Some testing already done by Todd, though, so ticket now formally passed to him as tester.
CAS-5312 (Jun): sdimaging: enable specifying output frequency frame. Currently ARTT again. Daniel Espada is now the tester for this. Latest fix (r26247) tested in casapy-test package r26325. Fix works. Ticket passed back to dev and left open until extraneous debugging message is suppressed.
CAS-3517 (Aug): Improve remapping interface (Cal libraries). Currently ARTT in casapy-test r26325+. Tester: Steve. Some testing done, recommendations made. More regressions to be done. Ongoing.
CAS-5378 (Sep): simanalyze error handling. Subtask of CAS-5510. Currently RTT. Already looks good in private build, though. Tester: Jen
CAS-4633 (Sep): UVContSub: Documentation of current behavior. Currently ARTT (documentation to be reviewed attached to Jira ticket). Tester: Crystal.
CAS-5171 (Jul): Rework of MSTool for consistency and correctness. Parent of CAS-801. Currently ARTT in casapy-stable. Tester: Software (Andy Hale et al.).
CAS-5013 (Jul): "cvel handling of different sensitivity spw". ARTT in July stable+. Subtask of CAS-4754. Ticket passed to Anita in Europe as part of the general MSTransform testing effort there. Testing is ongoing. See also new parent ticket for combined MSTransform testing (CAS-5581)
CAS-5581 - Test of MSTransform capabilities in combination. ARTT. Currently being tested by Anita Richards and Roberto Galvan. Ongoing.
PART 2: Items Listed for Informational Purposes (note that these will not be specifically discussed during the meeting unless someone raises them)
"ARTT" Items Pending Tester Assignment
CAS-5117 (May): Association of Syspower Cal entries with scan / field in table or during apply. Currently ARTT in casapy-stable (May 2013; r24824+). Information posted to ticket by developer. VLA item. Steve will figure out how to proceed with this one. He may end up testing this himself. Tester: Still TBD.
CAS-5159 (Jul): Add Support for Scaife and Heald low frequency standard. VLA-only item. Currently ARTT - in current casapy-test. Probably needs external testers (Huib, Scaife, and/or possibly Frazer?), so assigned to Juergen to reassign. Subtask of CAS-5156. - Ticket passed to Steve for reassignment (probably to Huib?).
CAS-5487 (Aug): sdimaging: image header stores a wrong unit. Workaround fix provided. Currently ARTT with August stable package. Brian Mason added as a watcher for North America. Ticket passed to Daisuke for reassignment. Tester: Still TBD.
CAS-5545 (Aug): MS to scantable filler should apply FLAGROW of scantable to FLAG of MS. Currently ARTT in casapy-test (r26325+) package. Ticket passed to Daisuke for reassignment. Tester: Still TBD.
CAS-5535 (Aug): Remove freq_tolsr parameter from sd.splitant(). Currently RTT, pending a user-testable package. Tester: TBD. Ticket passed to Daisuke for reassignment.
Unable to Test Items
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's 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.
CAS-4636 (Oct 2012): Elevation dependent opacity application w/ Tsys. Still awaiting input from Science (since February). On Hold. Awaiting data.
CAS-5084 (May): Testing multi-term support in pclean. Lots of feedback supplied by Kristina and Claire. Currently On Hold and assigned to Kumar pending class refactoring.
Upcoming Ready to (Re)Test Items
Not Yet Assigned To Testers
CAS-5639 (Sep): sdimaging: implement a way to mask noisy edge of single dish images. New item. CRITICAL item. Currently RTT, pending user-testable package. Passing ticket to Daisuke to identify tester. Tester: TBD.
CAS-5519 (Sep): listobs shows wrong antenna position information if an antenna in the ANTENNA table does not appear in any rows of the ms . New item. CRITICAL. Currently RTT, pending user-testable package. Tester: TBD.
CAS-4637 (Sep): Multi-SPW Bulk Delay Fitting. New item. 4.3 item? Currently RTT, pending user-testable package. Ticket parked with Mark for now.
CAS-5499 (Aug/Sep): sdimaging: support input of multiple MSes. New item. Currently RTT, pending user-testable package. Ticket passed to Daisuke for tester identification. Tester: TBD
CAS-5335 (Jul): CASA Region Text File pixel sizes not handled properly. BLOCKER.Currently listed as "Open". Blocker aspects have hopefully now been addressed - see below:
CAS-5572 (Sep): Test fix for circles and ellipses when image has non-square pixels. Subtask of CAS-5335. Newly RTT, pending testable package. tester TBD. (Josh M.?)
CAS-5589 (Sep): Test cos(dec) fix to ensure region sizes are invariant upon shifts in dec. Subtask of CAS-5335. Newly RTT, pending testable package. tester TBD. (Josh M.?)
Steve to check with Josh Marvil about his availability for testing both of the above. If he can't do it, we will need a Plan B.
Already Assigned To Testers
CAS-5248 (Aug/Sep): propagate gridding and beam changes to simanalyze. RTT (but being tested in private build). tester: Jen.
CAS-2722 (Jul): Viewer profile tool and ascii have weird order for multiple cubes. RTT again (latest commit: r26666). Tester: Crystal.
CAS-4960 (Aug/Sep): imregrid: When regridding, the regridding should by default be done in accordance only with whichever axes are common to both the template and the image (and are sensible). Most recent commit: r26439. Currently RTT, pending user-testable package. To be considered as part of "imregrid checkout" and assigned to Adam.
CAS-5179 (Sep): Viewer OTF Spectral Smoothing. New item. Currently RTT, pending user-testable package. Tester: To be tested by Adam first, then passed to Tony.
CAS-3968 (Sep): Imregrid has trouble with degenerate axes. New item. Currently RTT, pending user-testable package. Tester: Adam.
CAS-1001 (Sep, sort of): setjy should return the calculated flux densities. Currently RTT. Most recent commit was r26570. Tester: Sarah.
CAS-5585 (Sep): predictcomp should strip off the directory path from the configuration file shown in the plot title. New item. Code commit: r26571. Currently RTT, pending user-testable package. Tester: Nathan.
CAS-5493 (Sep): validate calibrator sources by position rather than source name. New item (commit r26444). Currently RTT, pending user-testable package. Tester: Sarah.
CAS-5610 (Sep): msmd needs a method to get the square law detector spws. New item. (See also below items). Code commit: r26623. Currently RTT, pending user-testable package. Tester: Todd.
CAS-5266 (Sep): msmd needs a method to return the field direction. New item. (See also below items). Code commit: r26512. Currently RTT, pending user-testable package. Tester: Todd.
CAS-5450 (Sep): msmd needs a method to retrieve the total bandwidth of an spw. New item. Can probably be tested with CAS-5266 (above). Code commit: r26542. Currently RTT, pending user-testable package. Tester: Todd.
CAS-5477 (Sep): msmd needs a method to return non-wvr spws. New item. Can probably be tested with CAS-5266 and CAS-5450 (above). Code commit: r26549. Currently RTT, pending user-testable package. Tester: Todd.
CAS-5582 (Sep): Accept Fluxscale output dictionary as input. New item. Subtask of CAS-5156. Commit: r26570. Currently RTT, pending user-testable package. Tester: Sarah
CAS-5567 (Aug/Sep): testing for AnnCenterBox fix.. New item. Subtask of CAS-5541. Commit: r26367. Currently RTT, pending user-testable package. Ticket currently parked with Mark. Tester: Amy M.
CAS-5563 (Sep): viewer spectral profile tool doesn't work on images with tabular spectral axis. New item. Commit: r26407. Currently RTT, pending user-testable package. Tester: Nathan.
CAS-5508 (Sep): simalma dryrun and informational reporting. Tested and works in local build, but not checked yet in a casapy-test/stable. Subtask of CAS-5510. Currently RTT, pending user-testable package. Tester: Jen.
CAS-5213 (Jul): feathering GUI (casafeather) upgrade. Upgraded to BLOCKER. Open. Brian Mason and Juergen did some testing of this, and are working on documentation. Bugs have been reported to the dev recently and the ticket passed back accordingly.
CAS-5503 (Aug): imregrid should determine asap in the process if the input image and output image will not overlap. Currently RTT, pending a user-testable package. Tester: Adam.
CAS-5134 (Apr/Jun): viewer crashes after certain interactive steps - Currently tracked as as RTT. Lots of work done and comments on this in the past. Testing being done by Josh and Kristina. Bugfix committed (r26431) - awaiting user testable version.
CAS-5502 (Aug): Velocity regridding in viewer sometimes not available. Previously ARTT, currently Open. Tester: Adam. Earlier fix tested. Needs more work and so passed back to dev. Ticket pinged Sep. 24th.
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.
CAS-5228 (Jul): use masks in feather and transfer to output. Critical item. RTT again. Remy to retest if low-res mask is being transferred (r26604).
CAS-4081 (Aug): Create tool / view that allows management of open images and changing the image stack. Set back to "RTT" again, pending a user-testable package. Tester: Mark Lacy.
CAS-5276 (Jul): Loading region file with box, ellipse and poly shapes produces warning and does not load. Tested by Anand. Seems to mostly work but a few issues remain. Open. Previously ARTT. Ticket currently back with developer.
CAS-5111 (May): Implement autoboxing capability. Currently RTT. 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.
CAS-5278 immoments channel selection does not seem to work in some cases. New item. Currently RTT. Tester: Dirk(?)
CAS-5251 St9bad_alloc when running impv on a large cube. New item. Currently RTT. Tester: Dirk(?)
CAS-5239 imfit gives unexpected exception concerning "objcopy" and does not complete fit attempts for all channels. New item. Currently RTT. Tester: Dirk(?)
CAS-5431 slicing in frequency selection throws exception. New item. Currently RTT. Tester: Kumar.
CAS-4900 (Jun): Add capability in MSTransform framework to apply channel average. To be tested as part of CAS-4754. Adam has been testing this. Some follow-up work done by the developers. Ongoing. Set back to Open, while the developers investigate a couple of oddities. Fix committed as r26326.
CAS-5172 (Jun): Add capability for fftshift to regridding portion of MSTransform. To be tested as part of CAS-4754. Juergen's done some testing of this, but Adam could help if necessary. Some follow-up work done by the developers (r26435). Ongoing. Currently RTT, pending a user-testable package.
CAS-4946 Crash on Mac OS X when virtual model requested. BLOCKER. Recently 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.