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SW&IT Meeting Minutes 2019-01-21

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


* Weekly schedules [Telescope/Schedule/Support]
* Team calendar
* IssueTrak summary
* GitHub open PR

Labor Reporting

Report auto-generated every week, Do not edit this table, use entries in smartsheets. 20181231
LR20181231 - Bec, Matthieu 64.0
LR20181231 - Colson, Andrew 54.0
LR20181231 - Edmeades, David 58.0
LR20181231 - Sola, Igor 58.5
LR20181231 - Kubanek, Petr 64.75
LR20181231 - Hooper, Stephen 64.0
LR20181231 - Zhang, Yang 64.0
LR20181231 - Zhang, Xianyu 56.0

LR20190114 - Bec, Matthieu 51.0
LR20190114 - Colson, Andrew 0.0
LR20190114 - Edmeades, David 24.0
LR20190114 - Sola, Igor 40.0
LR20190114 - Kubanek, Petr 40.0
LR20190114 - Hooper, Stephen 72.0
LR20190114 - Zhang, Yang 40.0
LR20190114 - Zhang, Xianyu 40.0

News from management

  • Support Calendar 2019A

Previous Action Items

  • Olga Inquirind Mind in IT

Open topics

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

  • allsky images named with timestamp
  • BCU f/w upgrade documentation
  • 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

Team reports


  • OC, WPC, management
  • ovms-tt meeting and IPC iterations
  • ao-cravat update with Al
  • 4d meeting with Bucki, Julian, clarify priorities
  • sciarch meeting - limited realease of new portal for testing, release sometimes in Feb.
  • Data Mining System = Engineering Science Archive, Allsky, etc. all combined - work in progress
  • MLK


  • OAC fixes
  • learned how to optimze code with C++11:

  • GCS improvements


  • IT #7518- NaN pixels in LBCR images, will communicate with INAF personnel and determine the next step.
  • Disabled MODS status query script and updated the MODS wiki to include the steps on how to do it.
  • Cleaning up LBC svn -> github conversion.
  • AO-Cravat:
    • Finished a basic AO-Cravat web interface and backend service setup.
    • Met with Al Conrad to discuss the next steps. Al will find the details on how to locate calibration frames and update the status of science operations code.
    • Provided Al a demo site for him to evaluate.
    • Continue working on some tweakings of the web interface and backend server code.
    • Investigating several MongoDB stuffs: how to efficiently perform SQL join type query, and other general setups etc.


  • Dust particle monitor
    • update wiki with user instructions
    • verify telemetry
  • OAC
    • remove EPICS-EZCA dependency
    • make RPM
    • update for ALH
    • Instabilities (ripples) might be the result of a combination of jumpy actuators and not fully corrected upstream beams
      • Main suspect is the LM heaters controller. Suggestion is to remove it from the telescope and send it to Julian Z. at MPE for troubleshooting in his lab.


Last week:
  • LUCI
    • Subwindow debugging: #7473
      • The problem was an user error, but now the issue is trying to see how to improve the RTD gui to avoid this.
    • Looking at #7425 Filter wheel issue. I understand better the issue now but the original coders did already include many works arounds. Mabye Dave can think of a new one?
    • Make the MOS unit luci software operate from a remote machine. i.e. not luci.luci.
    • AFC GUI stops after exposition, Still not clear why.
  • OT
    • ESM/ARGOS conversion script.
      • Michelle like it and discussed a posible more binocular generalization.

This week:
  • I think it's going to be very similar to the previous week.


  • 4D SW interface discussion
  • OVMS+TT and Power Backplane meetings
  • cheked few IDL adsec routine
  • Book the flights for the Italy trip

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Topic revision: 28 Jan 2019, XianyuZhang
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