Work items for 2010

Version 1.1


NOTE: Dates assigned to items are to be considered just indicative.
Items marked with refer to new developments.
Items marked with will involve new man-power or contribution from external sources interested in the project.
Items marked with will require coordination with more than one Working Group.

  1. Architecture:
    • Review of classes exposed to kernel and thread-safety
      by November 30th, 2010
    • Finalisation of interoperability of multiple navigators/geometries
      by July 1st, 2010
  2. Navigation & optimisation:
    • Implementation of additional precise ComputeSafety() in navigation
      by March 31st, 2010
    • Review of navigation verbosity and control at step number
      by May 15th, 2010
    • Adoption of direction in replica navigation
      by October 31st, 2010
  3. Robustness checking & performance tuning:
    • Review accuracy of 2nd order equations for points close to surface on last remaining solids (G4Cons, G4Orb, ...)
      by June 30th, 2010
    • Review of complex test cases and reported issues
      by September 30th, 2010
  4. General code review and improvements:
    • Apply improvements to regular navigation to increase efficiency and precision and reduce memory consumption
      by September 30th, 2010
    • Continue code review for selected CSG shapes
      by October 31st, 2010
    • Implement recommendations from code review of field intersection locator classes and resolve known issues
      by March 31st, 2010
  5. New features:
    • Extension of parameterisation to cylinders for regular navigation
      by September 30th, 2010
    • Review design of new interface for field accuracy settings and inclusion in distribution
      by September 30th, 2010
    • New arbitrary trapezoid shape with up to 8 vertices lying on two parallel planes perperdincular to Z axis
      by October 31st, 2010
    • Extension to divisions to allow for gaps in replicated daughters
      by October 31st, 2010
  • Routine activities
    • Extend testing suite for solids (CSG/specific/Boolean/BREPS)
    • Review of user documentation and publication of a preprint paper on a refereed journal


Major items above prioritized and with description


Previous years planned activities


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Created: 18 January 2010
Modified: 20 January 2010
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