[Halld-offline] Offline Software Meeting Minutes, September 4, 2018

Mark Ito marki at jlab.org
Wed Sep 5 10:11:50 EDT 2018


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They are also reproduced below.

   -- Mark


    Minutes, GlueX Offline Software Meeting, September 4, 2018


  * *CMU: * Naomi Jarvis
  * *FSU: * Sean Dobbs
  * *JLab: * Alex Austregesilo, Thomas Britton, Cristiano Fanelli,
    Stuart Fegan, Liping Gan, Mark Ito (chair), Simon Taylor, Beni Zihlmann
  * *Yerevan: * Hrach Marukyan

There is a recording of this meeting <https://bluejeans.com/s/gbnwT/> on 
the BlueJeans site. Use your JLab credentials to access it.


 1. HDPM 0.8.0
    released. This version works with the new halld_recon/halld_sim
 2. New release of halld_sim: version 3.3.0
    Fixes the BCAL-mcsmear-initialization problem. It also adds changes
    from Alex for SDMEs and resurrection of the old BMS make system.
 3. Reaction Filter Line Builder (alpha)
    <https://halldweb.jlab.org/analysis/SubmitReaction.html>. Thomas has
    written a web form for composing well-formed reaction lines as used
    by the analysis library. This should help with submission of
    requests for reactions to be included in analysis launches.
 4. Status of Launches. Alex: REST production for 2017 data at 92% done.
    It should finish in a few days. 150 TB of REST data has been
    produced, 111 TB of the main REST data, the balance in the coherent
    skim. The yields have gone up and there are a few new fields being
    written. Our pin quota is 160 TB; we need more.

      Review of minutes from the August 21 meeting

We went over the minutes 

  * Sean did a test of the Fix event order dependence
    <https://github.com/JeffersonLab/halld_recon/pull/8> pull request.
    He was getting crashes on run transitions with a J/ψ skim.
  * Thomas reported that the Warn if JANA_CALIB_CONTEXT not set
    <https://github.com/JeffersonLab/halld_recon/pull/9> pull request
    issues warnings whether the variable is set or not.

      Review of the HDGeant4 Meeting on August 28

We went over the minutes 

The change to use the measured time-to-distance relation in the Monte 
Carlo has been merged. It still remains to implement this change in 

      NERSC Update

Alex pointed out a new web page 
from David Lawrence that tracks progress of jobs at NERSC.

      Enhanced script for private builds II

Continuing on a theme started at the last meeting, Mark described two 
new additions to build_scripts.

 1. my_halld_update.py
    This script will update a private build created with
 2. gluex_env_boot_jlab.(c)sh
    These short scrip-lets are meant to be included in users' .*rc shell
    initialization files. The define easy-to-remember commands for
    setting up and clearing the shell environment at JLab.

      XML version file management

Sean has added some scripts to help users discover and manage the large 
number of version sets that we have created over recent years. The 
scripts can be used to set-up and to build selected version sets. See 
XML his slides 
for a description of the problem space and solutions. This still a work 
in progress, but there is a branch of the gluex_install repository, 
"ui_update," for people to try out.

      Review of recent pull requests

We went over the lists for both halld_recon 
<https://github.com/JeffersonLab/halld_recon/pulls> and halld_sim 

Alex noted that Pull Request #18 
<https://github.com/JeffersonLab/halld_recon/pull/18> for halld_recon 
fixes a bug in the analysis library pointed out by Edmund Barriga.

      Review of recent discussion on the GlueX Software Help List

We looked at the list archives 

Thomas is working with Maria Patsyuk on her problem with 

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