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VDT Office Hours 29 June 2006


VDT 1.3.11 Status

The VDT team is still working on the Globus upgrade for VDT 1.3.11. We are still working through the many patches. There are also plans to get the new GIP and VDS updates integrated into the VDT by the end of the week. It does not appear that a new CEMon upgrade will be available before the 1.3.11 code freeze (this is in regard to the memory leak reported by many users), however, there is a fix that will be added to the VDT configuration scripts. John Weigand has fixed Prima web services in GT4. The problem was that web services did not work when using a delegated proxy. The VDT team will attempt to integrate this fix before the code freeze as well.

Fedora Core 4 Support

In order to extend support of Fedora Core 4 x86-64, Tim has been re-building VDT packages. This platform is needed by LIGO @ Caltech. The VDT team can currently build packages on x86-64 machines, but they do not have an available machine for testing. The build machines cannot be used for testing because the VDT testing framework requires root access. Not all of the packages have been rebuilt for this platform as of yet. There was discussion about which version of Fedora Core 4 we use to build the VDT, as there has been a change in glibc that can cause problems. The VDT is currently building on machines that do not have this upgrade; Condor does not work yet on these platforms.

Scientific Linux 4 Support

The VDT is beginning to discuss about supporting this new version of Scientific Linux. Currently, the VDT tests packages on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, which is what SL4 is based on. We will wait for confirmation from Alain Roy whether this platform will be fully supported.

VDT Production Release

Lastly, there was some discussion about creating a production/stable release series for the VDT. It is possible that the OSG 0.60 release will be the release candidate for a VDT production release. We will release a production and development branch at the same time when this occurs.