1. 4.4 release last things.
2. NT document. Dave’s suggestions.
3. Call for January meeting agenda items.
PRESENT: MS, MK, AJ, DH, GW, GS, NM
DH: Uploaded c++ tar yesterday
DH: Per agreement in last week meeting to upload before completing documentation
MK: Much outstanding documentation to go.
MK: Req GW to have a look at the javadoc of pvDataJava and easyPVAJava. A similar thing to embedding the reference documentation. See if that’s cool.
AI: GW - see javadocs of
MS: What about another release in a month or so, with docs and bug fixes included? SNS found bug which I fixed shortly after the 4.4.0 release.
MK: SNS have a neutron detector which hangs if left running overnight, the client connects and then stops.
GW: Problem is in pvAccess?
MS: Maybe, could be prevented in pvDatabase but the fix is in pvAccess.
MK: Purely a bug-fix, no API changes.
GW: Want to move to continuous release model, more frequent.
MK: Plan to work on docs up until Christmas. Embedding reference document into release?
GW: Don’t like, can’t make trivial changes/fixes without making a new release.
AJ: Better to have some docs in release, but always refer people to the website for the latest version.
MK: The POM.xml can copy the overview into the JavaDoc output.
GW: Doesn’t mean we should use that capability, overview is often just a paragraph or a page.
MK: Please take a look, on the default branch.
GW: Status of Java repo’s?
MK: No changes since last -rc for pvData
MS: Ditto for pvAccess.
GW: Problem in pvdata utils, but will look at again after the release.
MK: One bug-fix change to pvDatabaseCPP, currently on default but will merge into release branch.
GW: Index page, Getting Started & README must reflect 4.4.
DH: README is bundled with both C++ tarfiles, I updated it.
GW: I haven’t updated anything in README for Java.
DH: I asked you to look at it, that’s what is now packaged, you said it was OK.
AJ: Need a new release number, include MS bugfix and README changes. 126.96.36.199
DH: pvAccess Protocol spec status?
MS: Needs to be updated too.
GW: Orthogonal to release, can be updated in parallel.
AI on GW & DH: Update and package 188.8.131.52
AI on MS: Update pvAccess Protocol Spec.
DH: Feedback to GW on index page updates: Not obvious where to go next after reading. Need links to Getting started, Protocol spec etc. at the end of the text.
MS: Multicast not finished/working yet, needs to be removed from index page
GW: Features doc also mentions that.
GW: Please send me examples, screen-shots etc. or upload to SF screenshots area.
GW & DH: Doesn’t hold up the release.
GW: Clarify various things.
GW: Big items: dbGroup, Gateway
AJ: Bob has been collecting/discussing items. Sinisa should be able to come, hope he can talk about pvaPy and client API improvements.
Telecon next week, but not on the 23rd.