[MBDyn-users] Fwd: MBDyn 1.6.0 is out

Pierangelo Masarati andomasarati at gmail.com
Fri Dec 19 22:43:43 CET 2014

Dear users,

(apologies if you receive this message more than once; apparently,
every year around Christmas we have to experience some trouble
with the mail service).

As you may have noticed, MBDyn 1.6.0 is out.  The tarball is available at


This is release contains several improvements and bug fixes.  A minor
but not negligible API change in the handling of user-defined entities
required to increase the minor version number.

The complete changelog is:

MBDyn 1.6.0
        - added central gravity field (suggested by Linh H. Phan)
        - added automatic differentiation support to drive callers
          and constitutive laws (Reinhard Resch)
        - added (optional) modal joint reaction forces output
        - added runtime loadable file drivers
        - added generic joystick driver (module-hid)
        - added run-time loadable "description" registration
        - added "namespace" stmt (module-namespace)
        - added symbol table in namespaces (module-namespace)
    Backward compatibility issues:
    Known issues:
        - Schur solver is broken
        - TotalPinJoint inverse dynamics support is broken
        - RTAI and multithread support incompatible
        - module-octave and multithread support incompatible
    Bug fixes:
        - fix module-octave build and scripts installation
          (Reinhard Resch)
        - fix initial assembly of viscoelastic deformable joint
          (noted by Reinhard Resch)
        - fix python detection (David Verelst)
        - fix SparseSuite_config detection
          (Marco Morandini; noted by David Verelst)
        - fixed (harmless) stmt parsing bug

Please test and report using the <mbdyn-users at mbdyn.org> mailing list.

Enjoy!  p.

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