CMS partial releases: Model, tools, and applications online and framework-light releases

Christopher D. Jones, David Lange, Emilio Meschi, Shahzad Muzaffar, Andreas Pfeiffer, Natalia Ratnikova, Elizabeth Sexton-Kennedy

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With the integration of all CMS software packages into one release, the CMS software release management team faced the problem that for some applications a big distribution size and a large number of unused packages have become a real issue. TWe describe a solution to this problem. Based on functionality requirements and dependency analysis, we define a self-contained subset of the full CMS software release and create a Partial Release for such applications. We describe a high level architecture for this model, and tools that are used to automate the release preparation. Finally we discuss the two most important use cases for which this approach is currently implemented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number042051
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1 PART 4
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics, CHEP 2009 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Mar 21 2009Mar 27 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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