GlueX Offline Meeting, February 22, 2017

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GlueX Offline Software Meeting
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
11:00 am EST
JLab: CEBAF Center F326/327


  1. Announcements
    1. Short-term advantage to switching to centos7
    2. OSG submit host mounted in rack (Mark)
    3. Public HDGeant4 build at JLab (Mark)
  2. Review of minutes from the last meeting (all)
  3. One-Step sim-recon build (Mark)
  4. Review of recent pull requests (all)
  5. Review of recent discussion on the Gluex Software Help List.
  6. Action Item Review

Communication Information

Remote Connection


Talks can be deposited in the directory /group/halld/www/halldweb/html/talks/2017 on the JLab CUE. This directory is accessible from the web at .



  • CMU: Will McGinley
  • FIU: Mahmoud Kamel
  • JLab: Alex Austregesilo, Marouen Baalouch, Thomas Britton, Brad Cannon, Mark Ito (chair), David Lawrence, Nathan Sparks, Simon Taylor, Beni Zihlmann
  • UConn: Richard Jones
  • Yerevan:Hrach Marukyan

There is a recording of this meeting on the BlueJeans site.


  1. Mark repeated his explanation of the short-term advantage to switching to CentOS7.
  2. Mark reported that the OSG submit host mounted has been mounted in its rack. OS installation is next.
  3. He also announced that there is a public build of HDGeant4 for CentOS7 at JLab.

Review of minutes from the last meeting

We reviewed the minutes from February 1.

  • Thomas reported that the MCwrapper app has been checked into the hd_utilities repository on GitHub. Features to come: bggen and AmpTools event generation.
  • We would like to end up with the official HDGeant4 repository owned by the GlueX Team on GitHub. Richard agreed to this configuration. Mark will think about details and announce a plan.

One-Step sim-recon build

Mark showed a screencast of a new method for users to build their own version of sim-recon on the JLab CUE. There are two parts:

The script


clones the current master branch of sim-recon and builds it against the current default versions of the other pre-requisite packages.