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Revision: 1.1, Wed Mar 17 00:10:53 2010 UTC (13 years, 2 months ago) by arta
CVS Tags: Ver_LATEST, Ver_9-5, Ver_9-41, Ver_9-4, Ver_9-3, Ver_9-2, Ver_9-1, Ver_9-0, Ver_8-8, Ver_8-7, Ver_8-6, Ver_8-5, Ver_8-4, Ver_8-3, Ver_8-2, Ver_8-12, Ver_8-11, Ver_8-10, Ver_8-1, Ver_8-0, Ver_7-1, Ver_7-0, Ver_6-4, Ver_6-3, Ver_6-2, Ver_6-1, Ver_6-0, Ver_5-9, Ver_5-8, Ver_5-14, Ver_5-13, Ver_5-12, Ver_5-11, Ver_5-10, NetDRMS_Ver_LATEST, NetDRMS_Ver_9-5, NetDRMS_Ver_9-41, NetDRMS_Ver_9-4, NetDRMS_Ver_9-3, NetDRMS_Ver_9-2, NetDRMS_Ver_9-1, NetDRMS_Ver_9-0, NetDRMS_Ver_8-8, NetDRMS_Ver_8-7, NetDRMS_Ver_8-6, NetDRMS_Ver_8-5, NetDRMS_Ver_8-4, NetDRMS_Ver_8-12, NetDRMS_Ver_8-11, NetDRMS_Ver_8-10, HEAD
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Release Notes JSOC V5.8 16MAR2010 ----------------------- --------- A release is a set of files, each having a specific version. And a release typcially has a version number because over time you have newer and newer releases of the same product. For example, a hypothetical 1.3 release may contain fileA#1.8, fileB#1.2, fileC#2.2 and a 1.4 release may contain fileA#2.5, fileB#2.1, fileC#2.9. JSOC releases are similarly versioned and contain a set of such files. JSOC release code is guaranteed to compile on cluster nodes (eg., n00, n02). The resulting binaries have been minimally tested. At the time of the creation of the release, the release versions of each file will be the most recent. But as time passes, newer versions of some files will be made, and there is no guarantee that these changes will not destabilize JSOC (ie., they may cause JSOC to no longer compile or execute properly). There are several ways to use this release. If you wish to simply use pre-built binaries, you can simply use the production binaries, which are located at /home/production/cvs/JSOC. Every time a release is created, the binaries in this location get updated. Only the production user can update these binaries. So, you could run /home/production/cvs/JSOC/bin/linux_x86_64/show_keys, for example. If instead you want to work with stable source files, then you must have a sandbox, which is a local copy (in your home directory) of the files in the cvs depot. You would probably want to work with a sandbox if you plan on making eventual changes to the depot files. Changes you make to your sandbox files are not visible to other users until you "commit" those changes back to the cvs depot. Please see "If You Don't Have a Sandbox" below for more information on how to create a sandbox. There is also a "working" release which resides in in /home/jsoc/cvs/JSOC. New files may be placed here and existing files may be edited for common use before the next official release. Each time a release gets created, the source and binaries of the working release get updated. WARNING: the files you see here may not be stable since by the time you see them, another user may have edited them. Only the production release is guaranteed to be stable and unchanged between releases. Obtaining the Release --------------------- To update your working directory to this release, or to check-out this release anew, please visit http://jsoc.stanford.edu/jsocwiki/CvsInit. Please keep in mind that users may have modified files since the release was created, so use of the scripts documented in the web page may result in a working directory whose content is not identical to the release. If updating, you can supply the flag "-R" to the jsoc_update.pl and jsoc_sync.pl scripts to download the latest release. This will ensure that your working directory has the exact, latest release versions of the files (eg., jsoc_sync.csh -R). If checking-out, you can supply the argument "-r Ver_LATEST" to the "cvs checkout" command to achieve the analogous result, but for a fresh checkout. WARNING: if you use the "-R" or "-r" flags, please use only jsoc_update.pl or jsoc_sync.pl to update your sources thereafter. Use of "-R" or "-r Ver_LATEST" will result in a cvs "sticky flag" being set. jsoc_update.pl and jsoc_sync.pl clear this sticky flag. Additional Info --------------- If you are unfamiliar with the use of cvs see the file: JSOC/CM/working_with_sandbox.txt. There's a linux4 cvs gui at xim:/usr/bin/lincvs Also on our jsoc web page: http://jsoc.stanford.edu/cvs/JSOC/ Use the Apache cvs gui to see the diffs. For example, go to http://jsoc.stanford.edu/cvs/JSOC/base/drms/ and click on the name in the File column and then click on "diffs to previous #" to see the diffs. Changes since previous release (V5.7 - Mar 12, 2010) -------------------------------------------------------- NEW FEATURES: + Add Igor's vso_sum_alloc and vso_sum_put to the CVS tree. BUG FIXES: + Fix a crash in drms_stage_records() () (used by show_info) introduced in the previous release. + Remove some compiler warnings involving automatic casting of const char * to char * - variable type changed to const char * where appropriate. + Add -openmp flag to cookbook project (the stand-alone make was not building when the flag was missing).