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SW&IT Meeting Minutes 2019-01-07

Attendees: Andrew, David, Igor, Matthieu, Petr, Stephen, Xianyu, Yang


Labor Reporting

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LR20181217 - Bec, Matthieu 80.0
LR20181217 - Colson, Andrew 32.0
LR20181217 - Edmeades, David 40.0
LR20181217 - Sola, Igor 41.5
LR20181217 - Kubanek, Petr 40.0
LR20181217 - Hooper, Stephen 40.0
LR20181217 - Zhang, Yang 40.0
LR20181217 - Zhang, Xianyu 40.0

LR20181231 - Bec, Matthieu 24.0
LR20181231 - Colson, Andrew 16.0
LR20181231 - Edmeades, David 15.0
LR20181231 - Sola, Igor 24.0
LR20181231 - Kubanek, Petr 17.5
LR20181231 - Hooper, Stephen 64.0
LR20181231 - Zhang, Yang 24.0
LR20181231 - Zhang, Xianyu 0.0

News from management

  • PEPSI/pol high profile run in January: AGW3 & 4 must be ready

Previous Action Items

  • xxx

Open topics

Bring any topics you want for discussion at the meeting here. Use <topic>[<name>] formatting.

  • network dropout - antenna monitoring?
  • iLocater Single-Mode Data Fibers - CRA/CRB to Electronics Shop
  • BCU f/w upgrade documentation
  • revert simbad harvard-strasbourg /et/hosts hack from Friday
  • Dust monitor - bring back
  • AO improvement: Luci kwds
  • AO cabinet switch upgrade - follow up
  • wifi summit upgrade
  • Tucson CR power overhaul plan
  • n507/obs upgrade
  • abell / jhill ws
  • synology new drives
  • PGray mirror cover req. feedback
  • NX on obs3
  • OAC config, version
  • VMware alarm emails
  • clone of weather station winxp?

Team reports


  • Mangement, OC, WPC
  • engineering science archive (ESA) prototyping on analysis, making good use of `parallel`
  • misc: inbox clean up, macos Mojave upgrade
  • phone screening: Jake, Anil - 3rd has not responded
  • issues with Smartsheet and API: timeout, errors. contacted support
  • wiki Software/WebHome refactoring
  • OAC / PEPSI support
  • git migrations
  • Jake Weiss zoom interview Thu @ 9am
  • new candidates screening
  • ESA wip continued
  • finish up alarm handling system refactoring (AHS in git)



  • LBC github migration.
  • IT issue #7517 Initializing wfs cam process stuck on GCSL (MODS1) => monitoring.
  • IT issue #7518 NaN pixels in LBCR images, in discussion with Olga to determine whether to change LBC image fits header info.
  • Put fits file to PNG thumbnail python script to Github.
  • Working on AO-Cravat server part (setting up mod_python).


  • Moved 2018 telemetry to safekeeping dir, started new "tcs" telemetry.
  • Bucki's laptop accepted, installed, delivered to client.
  • New 507 Obs workstations delivered in Kellee's office.
  • Test of second port on Moxa.


  • Email followups from break
    • Notably, everyone seems to be good on Autodesk software licenses
    • I will follow up special with Jonathan to make sure that he's on the same page as everyone else
  • Start work on power plan using existing hardware as much as possible
  • VMWare host warning investigation


  • AZCam and weatherstation is now in Git (MB)
  • Particle monitor telemetry
  • ARGOS headers
    • Added loop frequency, mode, and radians
    • need confirmation of frequency
    • pending PR
  • OAC
    • mountain configuration file updated (hostname, HK port and IP, and hostname)
    • Consider JSON for ascii format output of getdata
    • Release 5.1 to the mountain
  • ARGOS on-call support 1/8


Last week:
  • OT
    • ESM/ARGOS converston script
  • LUCI
    • Subwindow debugging: Trying to understand a bit better GEIRS backend interaction in SRR mode also part of #7473
    • Looking at #7425 Filter wheel issue
This week:
  • Same as last week


last week:
  • OVMS+TT meeting and wrote the SW ICD.
  • 4D interferometer HW requirement
  • EU visa paper work
This week:
  • Power Backplane
Topic revision: r21 - 07 Jan 2019, IgorSola
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