[Users] meeting minutes

Roland Haas roland.haas at physics.gatech.edu
Mon Feb 25 11:08:09 CST 2013

Present were: Frank, Philipp, Yosef, Peter, Erik, Steve, Josh


* create doodle poll for Monday
* Roland put hotel rates for Saga Motor Home and Vagabond Inn into wiki 

broken links/OpenDx:
* remove broken links from website, replace with generic link to OpenDX 
reader plugin in svn
* add statement that OpenDX is no longer being developped and that the 
reader is currently orphaned
* suggest instead VisIt, DV (ask Bruno to verify instructions), 
Mathematica (ask Ian if he has pointers to his package) for visualization
* Peter will give the reader a try

Piranha parameter parser:
* currently parses only parameter files, plan to extent to all ccl files
* is easier to expand and maintain than current hand-written parsers
* currently tested with ET test suite, needs to be tested on whole set 
of ET (and Cactus since it affects the flesh) machines
* should use namespace and adhere to Cactus naming and commenting 
conventions: either use C++ namespace cctk (and cctki?) and/or prefix 
all externally visible functions by either cctk or cctki depending on 
whether they should be user callable or not
* remove and replace existing math evaluator/parser by piranha one to 
have uniform math support
* commmit to main flesh branch for easier testing

tickets to look at:
* radiation boundary condition https://trac.einsteintoolkit.org/ticket/1261
* unless objections are raised Frank will change the default for 
IOUtil::out_dir from "." to "$parfile" see 
https://trac.einsteintoolkit.org/ticket/1255 . No objections were raised 
in the phone call.


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