The Packages & Releases project (formerly known as "LCG SPI", "LCG AA" , "HEPSOFT" or "Genser") provides consistent releases of external software and the LCG applications area projects to the LHC experiments and the theory community with:
A preview of the LCG releases is made available to the experiments via nightly builds.
In addition, it supports the development activities of the CERN based experiments with technical assistance and further services. The goals and requirements are jointly set during the bi-weekly Librarians and Integrators Meeting.
All issues related to Packages & Releases are traced in the SPI project in Jira that constitutes the main support channel of all activities. The group is managing and maintaining its own Jira instance for most of the software developed in the group and also a few projects from the experiments.