blueCFD-Core 2017-1 (64-bit) Installer now available

Today we release blueCFD-Core 2017-1, which provides OpenFOAM 5.x as a native build for Windows, with OpenFOAM binaries acting as normal Windows applications.

The installer for blueCFD-Core 2017-1 is installed separately from blueCFD-Core 2016, therefore both installations can coexist.

Released elements are:

  • blueCFD-Core-2017-1-win64-setup.exe
    • blueCFD-Core 2017-1 provides MSys2, OpenFOAM 5.x and ParaView 5.4.1.
    • 727 MiB installer, SHA1: 4367af23e453dde2dd406539a01ef76f2afa2376
  • The Release Notes for blueCFD-Core 2017-1 page has been created for this release.

  • The Frequently Asked Questions page is being revised for this release and will be completed as soon as possible.

  • A Project Management page for organization/project members is available to list the tasks that are in development for the next release of blueCFD-Core, for easier coordination with anyone who wants to contribute and/or stay up-to-date on what is being done.

  • A wiki is available for software developers and system installers, which will be updated in the next few weeks: blueCFD-Core wiki

The source code provided for the port of OpenFOAM 5.x has been released here, as well as of ThirdParty-5.x here.

As mentioned above, the development infrastructure is based on MSys2 and instructions for developing in a clean installation of MSys2 will be provided at openfoamwiki.net, as soon as possible.

For a complete list of bug reports, issues and wishes that have been submitted to the blueCFD-Core project, see the Issue Tracker page. For example, a complete list of issues and tasks that were conducted for developping blueCFD-Core 2017-1, are available there: milestone blueCFD-Core 2017-1.

blueCFD-Core 2016-2 (64-bit) Installer now available

Today we release the culmination of all of the bug fixes done since the last post, namely replying and fixing bug reports, synchronizing the blueCFD-Core-4.x branch with OpenFOAM-4.x and writing FAQ entries, as it can be seen from the list of 24 issues that were solved for milestone blueCFD-Core 2016-2.

This means that blueCFD-Core 2016-2 is a bug fix release, along with a synchronization with all of the bug fixes available in OpenFOAM 4.x. No new software has been added.

As for our port of OpenFOAM 5, this will be released soon in blueCFD-Core 2017-1.

Released elements are:

  • blueCFD-Core-2016-2-win64-setup.exe
    • blueCFD-Core 2016-2 provides MSys2, OpenFOAM 4.x and ParaView 5.1.2.
    • 726 MiB installer, SHA1: 6925346856d62124971316f5886b18977b49d266
  • The Release Notes for blueCFD-Core 2016-2 page has been created for this release.

  • The Frequently Asked Questions page has been revised and several more entries have been added.

  • A Project Management page is available to list the tasks that are in development for the next release of blueCFD-Core, for easier coordination with anyone who wants to contribute and/or stay up-to-date on what is being done. Note: At the moment, Github only supports organization/project members to see this page.

  • A wiki is available for software developers and system installers: blueCFD-Core wiki

The source code provided for the port of OpenFOAM 4.x has been updated here.

As mentioned above, the development infrastructure is based on MSys2 and instructions for developing in a clean installation of MSys2 will be provided at openfoamwiki.net, after we have finalized the release of blueCFD-Core 2017-1.

For a complete list of bug reports, issues and wishes that have been submitted to the blueCFD-Core project, see the Issue Tracker page.

blueCFD-Core 2016-1 (64-bit) Installer now available

Following the initial source code release a week ago, the very first installer for the next generation of blueCFD-Core is available as of today!

Released elements are:

  • blueCFD-Core-2016-1-win64-setup.exe
    • blueCFD-Core 2016-1 provides MSys2, OpenFOAM 4.x and ParaView 5.1.2.
    • 710 MiB installer, SHA1: 4ba23f6757ccdfd041f2e2627daee7b947f41195
  • The Release Notes page has been updated for this release.

  • The About page has been added, which details Mission Statement, Vision and History of this project.

The source code provided for the port of OpenFOAM 4.x has been updated here.

As mentioned above, the development infrastructure is based on MSys2 and instructions for developing in a clean installation of MSys2 will be provided at openfoamwiki.net, after we have finalized the release of blueCFD-Core 2016-1.

Among the list of pending items to be released include:

  • Bringing the documentation from blueCFD-Core 2.3-1 to the User Guides page
  • Updated FAQ page
  • Port of the latest OpenFOAM 3.0.x
  • Port of the latest OpenFOAM 2.3.x
  • Port of foam-extend, within the same infrastructure
  • swak4Foam, PyFoam and other community projects