2019-05-29 conda-forge meeting¶
Zoom instructions: +How to connect to zoom
We need to share two passwords: @condaforge twitter account and the staged-recipes GH account that register the feedstocks. Is everybody OK with keybase?
Just move the passwords to keybase
NumFOCUS summit will be in late Oct/early Nov it would be nice to have a strong conda-forge representation there.
We have 1 small grant development from NumFOCUS (3k) with the goal of a SciPy sprint. I’m writing a new one (this round is 5k) for a better recipe regeneration in conda-skeleton. If anyone is interested please let me know. (I’ll share a Google docs soon.)
Is this specific to the pypi generation? Yes!
This might be a helpful starting point https://github.com/ericdill/conda-skeletor (This is a real dumb name, so please don’t keep the legacy of this name haha)
We have a NumFOCUS team Google drive folder for conda-forge. Who has access to it? Should we make it available to all conda-forge core members?
Scopatz to check during the call
BoF and Sprint submitted! We need to know who wants to go, present, use FA, etc.
Coordinate more SciPy activities: lightning talks, lunch/dinner?
~~TODO: Open an issue on github conda-forge.github.io to keep track of who is going to Scipy 2019~~
Discuss a strategy to manage qt patches (23!) and new version builds in the CIs.
balance: 3827.78 USD
use part of the money to pay for Azure dedicated machines: Windows and Linux to build Qt.
Use money to fund travel to SciPy this year?
http://conda-forge.org does not auto-upgrade to https
PR is now doing the right thing but requires some minor changes to conda-build to make it less gross
Works for VC14→ 14.1 and VS2015→ VS2017 as a test case.
Emiritus Change model
TODO: Governance model similar to sklearn for moving users to non-voting
strict, which may be default in the next conda, in our CIs?
Currently we have a problem with
vcon Windows. If we activate
vcpresent in conda-forge, which is vc 14, will be used but we are building without
strictand depending on
defaults. That means we would need to remove conda-forge
vcpackages and probably do some rebuilds. (Tried to rebuild
qtwith strict and hit a wall there even when removing our
vc, which means more things must be rebuild first, maybe a migrator would be the best course of action here.)
Discuss the use of Drone (native ARM) in conda-forge.
Make conda-forge enhancements proposal a “first class citizen” and it a voting process for approving them in our governance docs. (scopatz volunteered to add it to the docs.)
Elections/Governance Upcoming helper for staged-recipes - jan jansen (TODO)
Staged-recipes team in Governance doc (Review and merge)
Add formal budget team to Governance doc.
Make the spreadsheets available to all (NumFOCUS team drive folder).
Perform switch after blas migration is more finished (ocefpaf: check the blas migration status.)
Need to either copy over new compiler activation scripts package to cf
Or delete ours entirely
TODO: Verify that smithy and pinnings are fine for the compilers
Need to fix windows (vc9/14 and cmake)
Credentials issues (need pipelines account to access Azure, will move to GH auth soon)
How to handle bespoke build agents (for builds taking longer than 6 hours (qt, compilers, etc.)
How to restart an Azure job?
Louder communication path for large ecosystem shifts (compiler migrations)
Banner on AnacondaCloud, status updates on channel
Print something while using
More frequent updates
AnacondaCloud can fall over (mirroring conda)
Try to track down hard linked drivers in GPU packages.
Progress on colo talks for bins of gpus at Anaconda (Waiting on Mike W. on this.)
gfortran (wait for cfep-09)
Need to build a migrator for new osx gfortran
Power and Arm
More leafs to target?
Readline (wait for cfep-09)
@Christopher W : Add link to migration (conda-forge status?) docs for conda-forge.github.io (ocefpaf: I’ll add the status link to the docs)
Building GPU packages using conda-forge packages, upload to their own channel after building with cudatoolkit on their own Jenkins system.
GPU compiler shim package: https://github.com/conda-forge/staged-recipes/pull/8229
Maybe form a working group?
Perl ecosystem? (ocefpaf:Ask bBjorn G.)
move forward with plan to incorporate perl into CF
Do we have an issue or something for this?
R 3.6 migration? (ocefpaf: Ask bBjorn G.)