Stakeholder meeting notes – 2017/04/20

by Paul Russo

Attendees: Lynn Garren, Chris Green, Herb Greenlee, Ken Herner, Kyle Knoepfel, Rob Kutschke, Marc Paterno, Gianluca Petrillo, Paul Russo

Resolved issues.

Request from Ben Morgan to set CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH and PKG_CONFIG_PATH consistentently has been implemented.

The ROOT 6 dictionary generator problem with the namespace name “next” has been fixed.

Art v2.06.00 had a regression in exception/control-c handling that prevented graceful shutdown.  This has been fixed.

A darkside50 user had a software bug in their run/end run handling which we helped them debug.

No experiments have expressed a desire for an immediate patch release, so these fixes will go into art v2.07.00 whenever that is released.

New issues.

Herb Greenlee from MicroBOONE has donated code which can parse a fhicl file and create a python dictionary.  This code will introduce a dependency on fhiclcpp and python, so we need to decide in which package it will be inserted.  Rob Kutschke of Mu2e states they have small tools which depend on fhiclcpp and might have problems with growing a dependency on python, and it was decided it would not be a problem.