Jamie and I spoke last week, to hash out a general plan for upgrade and preperations I can make in the meantime.
Preparation of our models for the upgrade includes;
Once we think we know what needs to be changed in our models, we can check out the latest version of the RCG source, without linking it as the active version, and create a new build directory, without touching the old one, and create new copies of the 40m models with the neccesary modifications. This way, we can work on getting all of the 40m models compiled, without touching any of the live, running, systems.
Once our models are compiling successfully, we can work on building daqd, nds, mxstream, etc.
Additionally, we want to have some set of tests and diagnostics, to make sure we have not introduced unwanted behavior.
To this end I will create some test models and DTT templates, where a series of measurements can be run, like
I'll run these test before touching anything, and make sure I understand all of the results, so that an apples-to-apples comparison can be made after the upgrade is complete.
Updates will be posted as I hash things out. I'm sure we have not yet thought of everything to think about and test, so ideas and feedback are very welcome.