Stakeholder meeting notes – 2018/09/06

Attendees:  Lynn Garren, Chris Green, Chris Jones, Tom Junk, Kyle Knoepfel, Rob Kutschke, Evan Niner, Paul Russo, Heidi Schellman
by: Paul Russo

Resolved Issues

  • art_root_io package now exists
  • critic is now the art umbrella project
  • new versions of cetlib and fhiclcpp with requested performance improvements

Python 2 will reach end-of-life in January 2020

SLF6 also reaches end-of-life in January 2020

The art team plans to release a version of the art suite for python 2 and another version for python 3, probably distinguished by qualifier.  The intention is to do this for art v3 only, but art v2 is possible if still necessary by then.

There was some discussion of all the other infrastructure projects that use python.

New product stacks in progress for:

  • e19 – gcc 8.2
  • c5 – clang 6.0.1

ROOT v6.14 now uses numpy as part of the TMVA functionality

The lab now has Jenkins support for the next macOS release, Mohave.

macOS Sierra is nearing end-of-life, and we will stop supporting early next year.