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Minutes of the POOL meeting, CERN, 28.01.03
The meeting is chaired by Markus, in absence of Dirk.
No Collection WP status was presented.
Some concern was expressed by the POOL team about the limitations of
having a unique SCRAM toolbox, though this is not a problem at present,
given the small number of running projects.
|WP Coordinators reports|
-- Improved handling of references:
The current handling of references is unsatisfactory.
We have now the idea how to handle references and
the implementation will start soon.
-- Handling of complex persistent data types:
To handle STL containers for persistency, it is necessary
to obtain an improved description of the standard STL containers
from the reflection interface.
This description is not yet ready, but is supposed
to be contained in the SEAL pre-release. This pre-release
is supposed to happen around the 14th. of February.
1. The following FileCatalog command-line tools are now ready for all packages
(already in the XMLCatalog repository, different naming).
FCregisterPFN, FCregisterLFN, FCaddReplica, FCdeleteLFN,
TODO: catalog lookup support. Interface changes are forseen for this
2. XMLCatalog has fully migrated to use the Xerces-2.1 interface
Code ready for task 1 and 2 are tagged as:
3. Jurg is prepairing a list of questions to the
experiment to collect
requirements on the FileCatalog component for LCG-1. Maria
reported that Grid-Deployment-Group (GDG - Experiment Interface and Support
session) are interested in joining this task as well. However, it's not clear to us if this task should be
carried out on the scale of POOL or larger scale.
4. Jurg's list should be approved by the collection
there's overlap regarding the file metadata. No news about it.
- SPI compliant release
Issues still open:
1) CVS structure
1) Main changes:
- inside each component:
folder for the interfaces (exposed to external user + other component):
was pool -> will be component name.
The migration requires some changes in the header statements + SCRAM configuration.
Ioannis is going to provide the new configuration.
- tests will contain a folder for each test case
+ common for the utility classes used in the test classes
+ cppunit for the unit tests
- other changes
- The testing suite based on CppUnit,Oval + valgrind has been delivered by SPI. It is integrated with SCRAM.
POOL developers web page will be updated soon with explanations + new links.
- SPI consultant (Massimo, Manuel) will pass by to visit each component to help to migrate or start-up with
the new testing environment.
|Related LCG projects reports|
A very-tight scheduled SEAL pre-release (with Dictionary and Messages and Exceptions handling - the latter now in POOL Common) is announced for 14.02.03. In order to change include statements, POOL needs to know what will be the SEAL package naming.