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February 2012 Meeting

Date: February 14, 2012 Time: 1:00 PM EDT

Call in information:

Toll Free (US): 888-426-6840
Toll Free (Germany): 0800-000-1018
Toll Free (UK): 0800-368-0638
Toll Free (Argentina): 0800-222-1512
Passcode: 2221402

Agenda

  1. Overall project, releases, etc.
    • Next builds, releases
      • 5.0 Indigo - 5.0.5 outlook - Indigo SR2 RC4+2 (final build) is tomorrow (Feb 15); next week is quiet week for mirrors to replicate; GA is Feb 24
      • 6.0 Juno - M6+2 is Mar 20
      • Status and location of builds now on Hudson (Juno, Indigo, and 4.1)
    • Download stats - note here
    • Git status
  2. Status Reports
    • PTP Core/debug
    • RDT and remote status
      • Synchronized Projects
    • Resource Managers - legacy and JAXB (configurable)
    • Monitoring - incl. new System Monitoring Perspective
    • PLDT
    • ETFw, other tool integrations (GEM, PPW, etc.)
    • Photran
    • Docs, Help, Tutorials
    • Other PTP contributions
  3. PTP User call report
    • Previous call was Wed Jan 25 (4th Wednesday) See PTP/PTP_User_Meetings - answering various user questions
    • Next meeting - Wed Feb 22, 2012
  4. Education and Outreach
    • Status of outreach groups (grants etc.)
  5. Other Business
  6. Next meeting - Tuesday Mar 13


Attendees

  • Beth Tibbitts, IBM
  • Wyatt Spear, U.Oregon
  • Jeff Overbey, NCSA
  • Jay Alameda, NCSA
  • Claudia Knobloch, Juelich
  • Brian Watt, IBM
  • John Eblen, ORNL
  • Dave Wootton, IBM
  • Chris Recoskie, IBM

Minutes

  1. Overall project, releases, etc.
    • Next builds, releases
      • 5.0 Indigo - 5.0.5 outlook - Indigo SR2 RC4+2 (final build) is tomorrow (Feb 15); plan to release PTP 5.0.5 Friday 2/17 or before; next week is quiet week for mirrors to replicate; GA for Indigo SR2 is Feb 24
      • 6.0 Juno - M6+2 is Mar 20
        • Dates for API and feature freeze dates? API freeze M6, Feature Freeze M7? This is tentative.
    • Download stats - see table at bottom of page - have downloads by month (and by platform) now: package downloads up till today are 37,063.
    • Git status
      • PTP setup is at PTP/environment_setup/git - Beth trying to document how to do more things.
      • Several developers still not comfortable, Wyatt finds some things are just not do-able in egit; must use git command line (e.g. git status)
    • EclipseCon Mar 26-29: Who is going? Greg, Beth, Chris, Wyatt
  2. Status Reports
    • PTP Core/debug - Wyatt is interested in BG debug support; need interactive job support first
    • RDT and remote status - Chris: starting to think about builds on multiple machines at once
      • Synchronized Projects - John: after SR2 will look at existing bugs. next feature: Merge Tool: compare and select changes or choose local vs. remote versions.
    • Resource Managers - legacy and JAXB (configurable)
      • PE RMs - Dave: committed new JAXB RMs for PE and LL. 6 total PE/LL ResMgrs now. the existing legacy RM has "proxy" suffix on its name.
      • BlueGene - Wyatt: won't make it for 5.0; Juno only. Wants to talk to Simon Wail etc. about his BG RM work, need better integration between all the BG developers.
    • Monitoring - incl. new System Monitoring Perspective
      • Claudia: Carston submitted code for Juno, waiting on legal. Claudia working on Job View. Looking at using "NetTable"
    • PLDT - Beth: Juno release will have OpenACC support, dev. by Jeff
    • ETFw, other tool integrations (GEM, PPW, etc.)
      • Wyatt: Some "cool new stuff" is in 5.0, need to document better. ETFw user guide is on the wiki, Wyatt says he needs to update it.
    • Photran
      • Jeff: added toc.html to Indigo & Juno help so there is a URL to point to for Photran docs; Mariano in Argentina working legacy Photran refactorings etc. (Mariano tried to call in but had technical difficulties)
    • Docs, Help, Tutorials
      • Jay giving talk at UCAR conf; Jay and Jeff teaching 1/2 day PTP tutorial there too; last week Jay gave mini-tutorial to KIST visitors from Korea; "app store" for students to use scientific applications is being developed.
      • SC12 and XCEDE12 tutorial proposals due in April - SC is in SLC (due apr 27); xcede in Chicago (due apr 13).
    • Other PTP contributions
  3. PTP User call report
    • Previous call was Wed Jan 25 (4th Wednesday) See PTP/PTP_User_Meetings - answering various user questions
    • Next meeting - Wed Feb 22, 2012 - Jeff will run call; Jay will be at SW Eng Conf.
  4. Misc
    • Brian asked if anyone has suggestion for GUI test tools for Eclipse apps. Jeff had undergrads do some prototyping with SWTBOT; Beth has seen it used as well. John has used Jubula some as well.
  5. Other Business
  6. Next meeting - Tuesday Mar 13

Parallel Package Downloads

Download numbers, by month, of 'IDE for Parallel Application Developers' available on http://eclipse.org/downloads. This count is since the release of Eclipse Indigo SR1, on 23 Sept. 2011.

Month Downloads Total
Sept 2011 3825 3,825
Oct 2011 8630 12,455
Nov 2011 8777 21,232
Dec 2011 4506 25,738
Jan 2012 8179 32,480
Feb 2012* 0 37,063
* downloads for February as shown on downloads page 14 Feb 2013

By platform through January: Windows 20,629; Linux 9866; Mac 3422