Thanks, Merlin Fisher-Levine, for the above. A couple of points I'm not sure about:
Tim Jenness, like a saint, ports the header translation to astro_metadata_translator
Does this need to wait for the UCDcam implementation to switch from being based on TS8 to being based on AuxTel, or can Tim go ahead whenever he's ready?
Tests are written, both obs.base.test/pytest style ones, and ci_lsst ones using the data John refers to above
Following today's discussion on Slack, I'm actually a bit confused about this.
I think that ci_lsst is deprecated and all test code now lives in obs_lsst, so bringing it up here is a red herring. However, this seems to be something that Simon Krughoff and Tim Jenness have opinions about, so perhaps they'd like to confirm (or contradict) my impression.
Certainly, I understand that there are two types of test involved: one that involves using a script (runPipeline, I think) to “process the test data for the cameras from end-to-end” (which will require appropriate data to be provided), and one which follows the Python unittest pattern already established by e.g. tests/test_ts8.py and tests/test_auxTel.py.
Craig Lage, are you in a position to put some tests together following the established patterns, or would you like some help from the DM side with this?