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March 2013 Meeting

Date: March 12, 2013 Time: 1:00 PM EDT

Call in information:

Toll Free (US): 888-426-6840
Toll Free (Germany): 0800-000-1018
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  1. Overall project, releases, etc.
    • Next builds, releases
    • Download stats (see below)
      • Juno SR1 Parallel package - 291,258 total to 2013-02-28
      • Juno SR2 Parallel package - 12,466 total from availability 2013-03-01 to 2013-03-12
  2. Status Reports
    • Bug status/triage - still need to schedule
      • CDT remote include fix - status since SR2?
    • PTP Core/debug
    • RDT, Synchronized Project, Remote status
    • Target System Configurations (previously known as Resource Managers)
    • Monitoring
    • PLDT
    • ETFw, other tool integrations
      • GEM status for Kepler
    • Photran
    • Docs, Help, N&N
    • Other PTP contributions
  3. Education and Outreach
    • Monthly PTP User call - last one was Wed Jan 23 - see PTP User Meetings - website needs to be updated
      • Feb 27 was cancelled; Next is 2013-03-27
    • Tutorials, BOFs, other outreach opportunities
  4. Other Business
    • EclipseCon is March 25-28 in Boston
  5. Next meeting - Tuesday 2013-04-09

Reminder to discuss: (Beth) toolchain names: consistency, use of 'Remote' or not, help choosing.


Greg Watson, Beth Tibbitts, John Eblen, Wyatt Spear, Dave Wootton, Carsten Karbach, Chris Navarro, Brian Watt, Hari Krishna


  1. Overall project, releases, etc.
    • Next builds, releases
      • 6.0.4 Juno SR2 - delayed from 2013-02-22 to 2013-03-01 - problem with Git delayed it; fix was to backlevel the git support.
      • 6.0.5 Mar 15 - user yesterday's build (3/11) - N.B. rebuild was done 3/14; that was 6.0.5
      • 7.0.0 Kepler
        • see Kepler Planning page
        • M6+3 is 3/20 - which is API freeze (after that, must email ptp-dev list to announce API changes)
          • SysMon (Standalone Monitoring-only app) is being built. Discusion of API vs. non-API - more packages not in API gives us more flexibility. Can use from another PTP plug-in then export package to downstream plug-in (manifest x-friends). Eternal packages can still have access; will get warnings.
        • M7+3 is 5/15
    • Download stats (see below)
    • Downloads are increasing. Increase in bugs and ptp-user and ptp-dev mailing list traffic
      • Juno SR1 Parallel package - 291,258 total to 2013-02-28
      • Juno SR2 Parallel package - 12,466 total from availability 2013-03-01 to 2013-03-12
      • More download details at bottom of this page.
  2. Status Reports
    • Bug status/triage - still need to schedule - still have approx. 300 bugs. Need to triage, lower the priority or close bugs that are not likely to be fixed. Bugs need reproducible data if they are to be addressed.
      • Does CDT remote include fix still work on Juno SR2 levels? Greg's changes did not get accepted into CDT. Greg will check and rebuild our fix if needed. Beth will open bug ( Bug 403130)
      • Is a list of bug stats useful? Gentle reminder is useful! Should we have a bug fixing day? Could Jay (SI2 grant) fund an additional bug-fixing day during an in-person meeting e.g. pt-dev meeting in the fall?
      • CDT remote include fix - status since SR2?
    • Carsten/LML - UCAR Yellowstone (uses LSF batch) got access from Jay. Tested monitoring. Fixed 1 bug. LML is now split into separate data and layout parts. Greg accepted patch which is now committed. Special tag in TSC xml to indicate.
      • Feedback/suggestions from IBM usage - 1. Selecting jobs - click and hold isn't intuitive. Greg opened a bug, suggesting simple click (Bug 403060 2. Display reservations in addition to currently running jobs. Bug 403064 Carsten unclear if he has resources for additional PTP development above bug fixing. He will give us pointers on how to implement these in the bugzilla bugs.
    • ETFw - ChrisN, Bryan, Wyatt
      • Wyatt has made TAU changes, not committed to kepler yet. Greg will do TAU bug commit today. Brian has IBM HPC Toolkit converted to the new JAXB version of ETFw. Chris is almost done with preferences.
        • Chris added comments to Bug 401950, Beth's changes to Target System Config filtering. Bug is not firing event on Linux.
    • Dave W - LSF code commited to Kepler; working on online help. Need testing on LSF running/configs, please test LSF! LSF options now have categories etc.
    • EclipseCon - March 25-28 in Boston - Greg is going. Brian will go if IBM approves travel (N.B. he did get it approved and attended). Greg will discuss remote/sync issues with CDT team. LinuxTools project also interested in sync projects (e.g. autotools)
    • John E - re: filtering/globbing (Beth to work on this)- will look; some support in Java 1.7. Article on - see Bug 389304 - glob to regex syntax?
    • Greg
      1. exception handling - user-thrown - pops up dialog to use it, command in TSC, runs command externally
      2. Can't submit 2 interactive jobs simultaneously if partition/node set requested. Add menu item to re-submit.
      3. job commands active or not
    • Jay - wants topics for user call
  3. Next meeting - Tuesday 2013-04-09

Parallel Package Downloads

Download numbers, by month, of 'Eclipse for Parallel Application Developers' available on Each release (e.g. R,SR1,SR2) the counts are set to 0 and restarted.

Release Month Downloads Total Downloads
Indigo SR1 thru Feb 2012  40,298
Indigo SR2 thru June 2012 64,860
Juno (4 days!) June 2012 902 902
Juno July 2012 8169 9071
Juno August 2012 19,112 28,009
Juno September 2012 47,648 76,457
Juno SR1 September 2012 5346 5346
Juno SR1 October 2012 65,353 70,699
Juno SR1 November 2012 58,796 129,495
Juno SR1 December 2012 57,811 187,306
Juno SR1 January 2013 63,350 250,656
Juno SR1 February 2013 39,877 290,533
==Juno SR2== March* 2013 12,466

March* downloads as of March 12.

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