Gmsh 4 package available for testing in Community Extras PPA

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Gmsh 4 package available for testing in Community Extras PPA

Postby kkremitzki » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:38 pm

Hi, I posted this in Open Discussion but figured I might post here as well in case people don't see it there.

In the FreeCAD Community Extras PPA (https://launchpad.net/~freecad-communit ... ubuntu/ppa) I have uploaded a Gmsh 4 package. Unfortunately it only works on Ubuntu 18.04 because of a dependency. I gave it a very brief test and it seemed to run a little slower. I'd appreciate any feedback you all have on the package. Thank you!
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Re: Gmsh 4 package available for testing in Community Extras PPA

Postby bernd » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:42 am

wow cool!

Kurt do you know which package would be very very useful to have. The main FreeCAD FEM solver Calculix ccx has not been updated in Debian for a while. It is on 2.11 but 2.14 has been released. Since CalculiX gets steady improvements and fixes we miss a lot already. See https://packages.debian.org/search?suit ... lculix-ccx

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Re: Gmsh 4 package available for testing in Community Extras PPA

Postby bernd » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:51 am

bernd wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:42 am
wow cool!

Kurt do you know which package would be very very useful to have. The main FreeCAD FEM solver Calculix ccx has not been updated in Debian for a while. It is on 2.11 but 2.14 has been released. Since CalculiX gets steady improvements and fixes we miss a lot already. See https://packages.debian.org/search?suit ... lculix-ccx

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related https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=31161
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Re: Gmsh 4 package available for testing in Community Extras PPA

Postby kkremitzki » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:21 am

bernd wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:42 am
wow cool!

Kurt do you know which package would be very very useful to have. The main FreeCAD FEM solver Calculix ccx has not been updated in Debian for a while. It is on 2.11 but 2.14 has been released. Since CalculiX gets steady improvements and fixes we miss a lot already. See https://packages.debian.org/search?suit ... lculix-ccx

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Ah, I didn't know about this problem, I can definitely look into it!
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Re: Gmsh 4 package available for testing in Community Extras PPA

Postby bernd » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:33 am

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Re: Gmsh 4 package available for testing in Community Extras PPA

Postby Jee-Bee » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:49 am

@kkremitzki give a finger and @bernd take the hole hand(dutch saying what means basically taking / asking morexthan is given) :)
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Re: Gmsh 4 package available for testing in Community Extras PPA

Postby kkremitzki » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:57 am

Jee-Bee wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:49 am
@kkremitzki give a finger and @bernd take the hole hand(dutch saying what means basically taking / asking morexthan is given) :)
Hah, but I don't mind, I'm already nearly done with the update. Updating from, say, 2.11->2.14 generally is not too bad, but for example this Gmsh 3->4 upgrade was quite tricky.
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Re: Gmsh 4 package available for testing in Community Extras PPA

Postby kkremitzki » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:10 am

I just uploaded the 2.14 build for Bionic, time to see how it and the other releases proceed.
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Re: Gmsh 4 package available for testing in Community Extras PPA

Postby kkremitzki » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:00 am

Alright, the builds went off without a hitch, so it's now available for Bionic, Xenial, and Trusty. I couldn't find a complete changelog but here's the 2.13->2.14 changes: http://www.dhondt.de/new_calc.htm
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Re: Gmsh 4 package available for testing in Community Extras PPA

Postby bernd » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:36 am

wow fast ! Which one should I use best on Debian Stretch ?