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Conference call notes 20181017

Kenneth Hoste edited this page Nov 14, 2018 · 4 revisions

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Notes on the 112th EasyBuild conference call, Wednesday Oct 17th 2018 (17:00 - 18:00 CEST)

Attendees

Alphabetical list of attendees (4):

  • Kenneth Hoste (HPC-UGent, Belgium)
  • Adam Huffman (Big Data Institute, University of Oxford, UK)
  • Alan O'Cais (JSC, Germany)
  • Davide Vanzo (Vanderbilt University, US)

Agenda

  • update on upcoming EasyBuild v3.7.1
  • alternatives to Google Hangouts for conf calls?
  • Q&A

EasyBuild v3.7.1

  • ETA: tomorrow (Thu Oct 18th 2018)
  • all PRs targeted for EasyBuild v3.7.1 have been merged
    • most in develop branch, some only in 3.7.x
    • develop will be synced after 3.7.x is merged into master
  • preview of release notes:

Alternatives to Google Hangouts for conf calls?

  • only Google+ is disappearing, not Google Hangouts?
    • we only use Google+ for planning conf calls via events...
  • https://zoom.us has no limit w.r.t. attendance, but has a time limit (40 min)
    • time limit is not necessarily bad
    • Davide has good experiences with this
    • also allows recording the meeting (locally on system of host)
    • attendees don't need an account, only host does
  • maybe someone has a professional system we can piggy-back on?
    • Davide: WebEx quality is disappointing, no Linux client
  • Slack call feature is another option?
    • payed feature, only people who have joined Slack can join the calls

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