Public minutes of 105th SB meeting on December 12th, 2017

Present: Gabriele Cosmo, Makoto Asai, Alberto Ribon, Dennis Wright, Marc Verderi, Daren Sawkey,  Soon Yung Jun, Alex Howard, Gunter Folger, Ivana Hrivnacova, Laurent Garnier, Ben Morgan, Vladimir Ivantchenko, John Allison (OB Liaison), Andrea Dotti

Excused: Hisaya Kurashige, Takashi Sasaki

1. Regular items

  • The open requirements, pending actions, status of long open bug reports, as well as physics and computing performance monitoring are reviewed.

2. 2018 Collaboration processes

  • Memberships will have to be renewed in January through the Drupal-7 web page.
    • An announcement will be sent to the Collaboration on the first days of January 2018.
  • Each WG will make a census to be concluded by January 31st, 2018.
  • 2018 is an election year. Elections of WG coordinator and representatives will be conducted in February.

3. Git migration

  • The status and plan for migration to Git were discussed.
  • The target migration date should be concluded at next SB meeting and announced to the Collaboration.

4. Drupal-7 migration

  • A few issues have to be solved to fully move to Drupal server.
  • The movement should happen in early 2018.

5. Documentation overhaul

  • The migration was completed for release 10.4
    • The volume of the documentation represents 392000 words across 1140 pages in 7 guides! (>0.5 FTE of effort…)
      • The SB appreciates the effort of Alex and Documentation WG
    • Feedback is welcome
    • Continuous improvement throughout next year is encouraged!

6. AOB

6.1 Recent events

6.2 Near future events

  • 46th Geant4 Technical Forum, CERN, Geneva (Switzerland), 17 January 2018.
  • CHEP 2018, Sofia (Bulgaria), 9-13 July 2018.
    • Deadline of abstract submission : Dec.31.2017
      • Abstracts has to be sent to the publication board ASAP.
  • 23rd Geant4 Collaboration Meeting, Lund University, Lund (Sweden), 27-31 August 2018.
  • Tutorials

Meeting Date

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:00