Technical Coordination Weekly



Balazs Konya (Lunds universitet)
Technical coordination group members and invited persons
17 June 2015, 14:00 - 15:25
Present: Anders, Balazs, Mattias, Aleksandr, Oxana (David and Jon - chat only)


Mattias reports on (unannounced) reverse DNS lookup changes in Globus that were reverted for now. Some packaging broke because of new compiler, fixed now. Jon learns how to become a Fedora packager.

Oxana reports that US CMS succeeded to remove BDII dependency, so need neither Glue1 nor Glue2; the rest of CMS, ATLAS and others however still nmake use of BDII. ALICE needs to know nr of queing jobs and this is expected to be visible in the VOview of the BDII, which can well be in Glue2.

Oxana also created a release notes template for 15.03u1 and suggests to have a minor tag for the documents as well.

Balazs raises an issue of a task tracking system (again), Oxana dreams of a more advanced system, like Redmine or Trac or such.

Fall will be busy with workshops: back-ends, clouds, NDGF all-hands, WLCG Condor+ARC, kick-off for the NordFosrk project; effort has to be distributed somehow.

Anders got the new TERENA certificate back-end up and working for the University of Copenhagen  (user certificates). Plans to connect as an organisation to the university domain.


Tag was delayed because nightlies suffered from several issues (power cuts, new python CLI tests). All fixed now, testing can continue. The tag will be delayed.


  • Unclear whether we should wait for bug 3489 to be fixed; input from experts is urgently needed.
  • Bug 3468: still not understood, no expert is available
  • 3210: no progress expected
  • 3478: went from NEW to ASSIGNED
  • 3163: expert unavailable
  • 2036, 3384: no progress expected
  • 3492: maybe not an ARC bug
  • 3481: expert unavailable
  • 3486: expert unavailable
  • 3490: expert unavailable
  • 3432: expert unavailable
  • 3457: expert unavailable
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    • 14:00 14:20
      News 20m
      ARC-related news from various activities
    • 14:20 14:30
      Actions follow-up 10m
      Follow-up on actions defined at the previous meeting
    • 14:30 15:00
      Bugs 30m
      New bugs since previous meeting, as well as blockers and critical ones
    • 15:00 15:20
      Release status 20m
      Coming release status
    • 15:20 15:30
      A.O.B. 10m