These packages are part of the Verification Framework that SQuaRE is developing to provide insight into the stack's performance, and ultimately fulfill our mandate to furnish verification reports to DM. These packages are intended to work with SQUASH, our verification dashboard web service.
verify is the core API package that Science Pipelines tasks can use to generate measurements. The DM organization can also use verify to create verification reports. verify_metrics is a data package that DM staff can use to add new metric and specification definitions.
The SQR-019 technical note is a demonstration of these packages' functionality.
Adding these packages to lsst_distrib allows early-adopter packages (namely jointcal) to begin using the Verification Framework.