Stakeholder meeting notes – 2015/10/08

Brian Rebel, Herb Greenlee, Tom Junk, Rob Kutschke, Chris Jones
artists: Kyle Knoepfel, Lynn Garren, Marc Paterno, Chris Green, Jim Kowalkowski
Discussion of art releases:
1.16.01 will not be released due to a compiler warning emitted when switching from gcc 4.9.2 to 4.9.3.  An unused reference variable was present in fhiclcpp, which was not caught with the earlier compiler versions.  The code will be fixed and released as 1.16.02, which is currently in process.
1.17.00 is nominally feature complete, pending Kyle pushing a commit that resolves issue #2695.
1.18.00 is the release that contains all 1.17 features and incorporates ROOT6.  This particular release is still in the merging phase.
It is the intention of the art developers that releases 1.18 and onward will be ROOT6-based, and with no development happening on a parallel ROOT5-based branch.
Usual discussions about specific issues updated in the last week.  One particular issue related to #10428: allowing the specification of multiple output files at the command line.  To separate the output module label from the filename, the colon (‘:’) will be the delimiter.  This could cause problems for people who have put colons in their filenames; but that is an issue that will be resolved as necessary.