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Details for ET_2024_05

Release team

  • Steven R. Brandt, release manager
  • Roland Haas, release co-manager
  • Sam Cupp, release manager emeritus
  • The codename for the ET_2024_05 will be Landau
  • Clusters and testers:
Cluster Tester
Deep Bayou Steve Brandt??
Delta Roland Haas??
Sunrise Peter Diener??
Anvil Gabriele Bozzola??
Expanse Roland Haas??
Frontera Leo Werneck??
SuperMUC Roland Haas??
SuperMIKE Steve Brandt??
  • Gallery examples:
Gallery Example Volunteer
BNS Dhruv Srivastava
BBH Deborah Ferguson
TOV Maxwell Rizzo
Scalar Wave Peter Diener
Poisson Equation Steve Brandt

Proposed Inclusions

  • Inclusions for this release (champion, reviewer):
    • MultipoleX (Lucas, Roland)
    • NewRadX (Alex, Liwei and Jay)
    • Z4c (Erik, Steve)
    • GRHayL-based IllinoisGRMHD (Sam, TBD)
    • Baikal(Vacuum) using NRPy 2.0 (Sam, Terrence)
    • Baikal(Vacuum)X (Sam, TBD)
    • GRHayLHD updated to include tabulated EOS (Sam, TBD)

Schedule

  • 2024-01-26 (-18wk): propose functionality to include
  • 2024-02-16 (-15wk): choose features which are going to be included
    • ask for review volunteers, assign tasks to people
    • create tickets for each proposed item tickets repo
    • decide on a list of release-critical compute systems
  • 2024-03-22 (-10wk): all codes proposed for inclusion in master branch (still under review)
  • DEADLINES 2024-04-05 are moved to 2024-04-19 because of the APS meeting
  • 2024-04-19 (-6wk): all codes proposed for inclusion have finished review
  • 2024-04-19 (-6wk): regenerate Kranc and NRPy+ codes
  • 2024-04-19 (-6wk): start testing
    • gallery examples
    • test simfactory on clusters
    • test in docker images / VM for "common" OS
  • 2024-04-26 (-5wk): decide on name
  • 2024-05-03 (-4wk): feature freeze: no new features allowed anymore, extensive testing begins
  • 2024-05-03 (-4wk): create first draft of the release notes as an md file
    • Identify contributors to the release
    • Identify the release team
    • Identify major changes to call out in the release notes.
  • 2024-05-03 (-4wk): announce date publicly
  • 2024-05-17 (-2wk): draft release announcement
  • 2024-05-24 (-1wk): testing done
  • 2024-05-24 (-1wk): hard freeze, no more changes at all
  • 2024-05-24 (-1wk): make branches, prepare updates for websites, test-send announcement (to maintainers@einsteintoolkit.org)
  • 2024-05-31: release date

Details for ET_2023_11

Release team

  • Sam Cupp, release manager
  • Steve, release co-manager
  • Roland Haas, release manager emeritus
  • The codename for the ET_2023_11 will be (Lise Meitner)
  • Clusters and testers:
Cluster Tester
Deep Bayou Steve Brandt
Delta Roland Haas
Sunrise Peter Diener
Anvil Gabriele Bozzola
Expanse Roland Haas
Frontera Leo Werneck
SuperMUC Roland Haas
SuperMIKE Steve Brandt
  • Gallery examples:
Gallery Example Volunteer
BNS Steve Brandt
BBH Deborah Ferguson
TOV Peter Diener
Scalar Wave Hyun Park
Poisson Equation Hyun Park

Proposed Inclusions

  • Inclusions for this release:
    • sgrid importer - reviewer: Liwei
    • CarpetX - reviewers: Steve, Roland, Zach, Sam
    • GRHayLib, GRHayLHD(X), GRHayLID(X) - reviewer: Peter
    • Seed_Maegnetic_Fields update - reviewer: Zach

Schedule

  • 2023-07-12 (-18wk): propose functionality to include
  • 2023-08-02 (-15wk): choose features which are going to be included
    • ask for review volunteers, assign tasks to people
    • create tickets for each proposed item tickets repo
    • decide on a list of release-critical compute systems
  • 2023-09-27 (-10wk): all codes proposed for inclusion in master branch (still under review) [dates pushed back for delayed release]
  • 2023-10-11 (-8wk): all codes proposed for inclusion have finished review
  • 2023-10-11 (-8wk): regenerate Kranc and NRPy+ codes
  • 2023-10-11 (-8wk): start testing
    • gallery examples
    • test simfactory on clusters
    • test in docker images / VM for "common" OS
  • 2023-11-01 (-5wk): decide on name
  • 2023-11-08 (-4wk): feature freeze: no new features allowed anymore, extensive testing begins
  • 2023-11-08 (-4wk): create first draft of the release notes as an md file
    • Identify contributors to the release
    • Identify the release team
    • Identify major changes to call out in the release notes.
  • 2023-11-08 (-4wk): announce date publicly
  • 2023-11-22 (-2wk): draft release announcement
  • 2023-11-29 (-1wk): testing done
  • 2023-11-29 (-1wk): hard freeze, no more changes at all
  • 2023-11-29 (-1wk): make branches, prepare updates for websites, test-send announcement (to maintainers@einsteintoolkit.org)
  • 2023-12-06: release date

Details for ET_2023_05

Release team

  • Leo Werneck, release manager
  • Sam Cupp, release co-manager
  • Roland Haas, release manager emeritus
  • The codename for the ET_2023_05 will be Schwarzschild
  • Clusters and testers:
Cluster Tester
Deep Bayou Steven
Sunrise Peter
Stampede2 Roland
Expanse Roland
Summit Roland
Frontera Roland
SuperMUC Roland
SuperMIKE Steven
  • Gallery examples:
Gallery Example Volunteer
BNS Roland
BBH Maybe Steven
TOV Peter
Scalar Wave Jake
Poisson Equation Johnny

Proposed Inclusions

  • Inclusions for this release:
    • Elliptica reader (and solver timeline) Ticket #2619 -- Reviewer: Beyhan
    • FUKA reader announcement and Ticket #2692 -- Reviewer: Konrad Topolski
    • Baikal read/writes support -- Reviewer: Leo Werneck
    • particle_tracerET minor feature improvement Ticket #2691 -- Reviewer: Terrence Pierre Jacques
    • TwoPunctures_BBHSF Ticket #2697 -- Reviewer: Thiago Assumpção
    • NPScalars_SF Ticket #2697 -- Reviewer: Peter Diener
    • New kuibit version Ticket #2696 -- Reviewer: Cheng-Hsin Cheng
  • Inclusions for future releases:
    • Fishbone-Moncrief gallery example Ticket #2687
    • CarpetX pre-release code review also beginning during this release cycle -- reviewers: Steve, Zach; one more?
    • The inclusions of the major updates to IllinoisGRMHD Ticket #2690, NRPyEOS Ticket #2688, and NRPyLeakage Ticket #2689 were postponed to the next release cycle in favor of including GRHayL (the General Relativistic Hydrodynamic Library).

Schedule

  • 2023-01-18 (-18wk): propose functionality to include
  • 2023-02-01 (-16wk): choose features which are going to be included
    • ask for review volunteers, assign tasks to people
    • create tickets for each proposed item tickets repo
    • decide on a list of release-critical compute systems
  • 2023-03-15 (-10wk): all codes proposed for inclusion in master branch (still under review)
  • 2023-03-29 (-8wk): all codes proposed for inclusion have finished review
  • 2023-03-29 (-8wk): regenerate Kranc and NRPy+ codes
  • 2023-03-29 (-8wk): start testing
    • gallery examples
    • test simfactory on clusters
    • test in docker images / VM for "common" OS
  • 2023-04-19 (-5wk): decide on name
  • 2023-04-26 (-4wk): feature freeze: no new features allowed anymore, extensive testing begins
  • 2023-04-26 (-4wk): create first draft of the release notes as an md file
    • Identify contributors to the release
    • Identify the release team
    • Identify major changes to call out in the release notes.
  • 2023-04-26 (-4wk): announce date publicly
  • 2023-05-10 (-2wk): draft release announcement
  • 2023-05-17 (-1wk): testing done
  • 2023-05-17 (-1wk): hard freeze, no more changes at all
  • 2023-05-17 (-1wk): make branches, prepare updates for websites, test-send announcement (to maintainers@einsteintoolkit.org)
  • 2023-05-24: release date

Details for ET_2022_11

Possible Functionality

Schedule

  • 2022-07-14 (4mo, 2weeks): propose functionality to include
  • 2022-07-21 (4mo): Choose features which are going to be included
    • ask for review volunteers, assign tasks to people
    • create tickets for each proposed item tickets repo
    • decide on a list of release-critical compute systems
  • 2022-09-01 (-10wk): all codes proposed for inclusion in master branch (still under review)
  • 2022-09-15 (-2mo): all codes proposed for inclusion have finished review
  • 2022-09-15 (-2mo): Regenerate Kranc and NRPy+ codes
  • 2022-09-15 (-2mo): start testing
    • gallery examples
    • test simfactory on clusters
    • test in docker images / VM for "common" OS
  • 2022-10-06 (-5wks): decide on name
  • 2022-10-13 (-1mo): Feature freeze: no new features allowed anymore, extensive testing begins
  • 2022-10-13 (-1mo): Create first draft of the release notes as an md file
    • Identify contributors to the release
    • Identify the release team
    • Identify major changes to call out in the release notes.
  • 2022-10-13 (-1mo): Announce date publicly
  • 2022-10-27 (-2wk): draft release announcement
  • 2022-11-03 (-1wk): testing done
  • 2022-11-03 (-1wk): hard freeze, no more changes at all
  • 2022-11-03 (-1wk): make branches, prepare updates for websites, test-send announcement (to maintainers@einsteintoolkit.org)
  • 2022-11-10: release, Thu before SC 22 and 2 wks before US Thanksgiving

(1mo = 4wks)

Release names

Tools/Links

  • Testsuite status page
  • Instructions for running the tests using SimFactory: Testsuite Machines
  • Release announcements: wiki sandbox
  • See list in Release Process
  • Testing is performed on the latest version of common operating systems, for example Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Scientific Linux, Mac OS etc. People often want to build the ET on their laptop or workstation. Instructions for which packages etc are needed can be found in the respective Simfactory option list. This information could also be provided on the Cactus website.

Release Plan

Test status is on Release coordination page.