[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

<https://www.mbdyn.org/userfiles/downloads/mbdyn-1.6.0.tar.gz>

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
    Enhancements:
        - 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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