Meeting 109 – 24 August 2017

Agenda

  • Actions from meeting 108 (Steve)
  • Component development
    • ICAT (Steve)
    • ICAT Manager (Alex)
    • Python-icat (Rolf)
    • IDS (Steve)
      • FUSE
      • PollCat (Frazer)
      • SmartClient (Steve)
      • IDAV (Jamie)
    • TopCAT (Jody)
    • IJP (Brian R/Alastair)
    • ICAT Dashboard (Jamie)
    • Multi-container support (Steve)
    • Installation (Steve)
  • Website (Stuart)
  • Next F2F Meeting – Steve/Andy
  • Issues from ICAT production deployments (Any)
  • AOB (Any)

Present: Brian, Jody, Jamie, Steve, Kevin, Rolf, Tom Griffin, Alex, Peter
Apologies: Stuart, Frazer

Actions from 108

Item Description Assigned
102.1 Send message to icatgroup explaining proposed modification to plugin interface for IDS locking Rolf
102.2 Produce new releases of IJP components Brian Ritchie
106.1 Produce a report detailing the suggested schema changes Steve
106.2 Produce response to Andy’s review and an action plan to address the problems. Steve + Stuart

Action 102.2 – Brian reported he hasn’t finished producing new releases of the IJP components yet but is still working on it.

Action 106.1 – Steve reported he hasn’t produced report detailing the suggested schema changes. It’s too large to discuss on a telecom and would be better suited for the face to face.

Steve reported that he will be reducing his input into the ICAT project and will be slowly handing over to Stuart.

Component development

ICAT – Steve reported ICAT 4.9.1 is not formally released yet but is ready. It avoids the performance degradation introduced with the separate lucene component in ICAT 4.9.0. Now update messages are grouped together. It requires an updated version of the lucense server to accept the aggregated messages.

IDS – Steve reported IDS 1.8 is released but not updated on webpage yet. This includes the new installation property files, setup.properties and run.properties.

Work on the next release has now started. Two pull requests from Rolf have been accepted. Support for Glassfish 4.0 has been removed so will require Glassfish 4.1+ or Payara; Steve recommends the latter.

Python ICAT – Rolf reports minor release in June to fix difficulty having multiple client instances.

Topcat – Jody reported 2.3.0 released in early August. Jody also reported that all current 2.4.0 tickets are complete and any more features people want adding to 2.4.0 urgently should be discussed on the icatgroup.

IJP –Brian reports batch connector for HTCondor now working and that he’s still working on the new IJP component releases.

Installation – Steve reports BitRock installer has been updated using the final set of components for Glassfish before the switch to Payara. Steve welcomes people to test on Unix and Windows and report any issues.

F2F

Steve asks if everyone if there are any problems with the proposed date of 20th – 21st November, at RAL. There were no objections so that date is now fixed.  Tom suggests meeting to be held across two half days rather than a full day to allow people to travel to and from RAL. Steve will work on the agenda.

109 Actions

Item Description Assigned
102.1 Send message to icatgroup explaining proposed modification to plugin interface for IDS locking Rolf
102.2 Produce new releases of IJP components Brian Ritchie
106.2 Produce response to Andy’s review and an action plan to address the problems. Steve + Stuart
109.1 Produce agenda for F2F Steve