Looking for an Arch Linux Package maintainer for Z88 (FEM Solver)

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Looking for an Arch Linux Package maintainer for Z88 (FEM Solver)

Post by Kunda1 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:37 pm

Is there anyone willing to adopt maintainership of a new package: Z88.
There is a PKGBUILD ready to go at https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php ... 7#p1830477

Currently Z88 isn't a is a minimally supported FEM Solver in FreeCAD. But it may someday. Better adoption in the package ecosystem could facilitate it's use extending its support in FC.

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Re: Looking for an Arch Linux Package maintainer for Z88 (FEM Solver)

Post by sgrogan » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:51 pm

Kunda1 wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:37 pm
Currently Z88 isn't a supported FEM Solver in FreeCAD. But it may someday. Better adoption in the package ecosystem could facilitate it's use in FC.
Actually its minimally supported, just not all features. Z88 has a few components with varying licenses. On Win it's z88r that we need.

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Re: Looking for an Arch Linux Package maintainer for Z88 (FEM Solver)

Post by bernd » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:00 pm

yep, what sgrogan wrote fits very well.

BTW: Z88 solver in FreeCAD seams not used by anyone ATM. The implementation was more a proof of concept to make FreeCAD FEM capable of work with multiple solvers. I knew Z88, it was OS, there was a package for Debian, I took Z88. I made it public on Z88 forum but noone was interested.

May be one day someone with interest will arise ...

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Re: Looking for an Arch Linux Package maintainer for Z88 (FEM Solver)

Post by bernd » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:02 pm

BTW FreeCAD FEM runs with Z88 version 13 from debian too. But this is years, really years, around 5, old.

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Re: Looking for an Arch Linux Package maintainer for Z88 (FEM Solver)

Post by Kunda1 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:59 am

bernd wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:02 pm
BTW FreeCAD FEM runs with Z88 version 13 from debian too. But this is years, really years, around 5, old.
Is it a lot to update to v15 ?
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Re: Looking for an Arch Linux Package maintainer for Z88 (FEM Solver)

Post by Kunda1 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:07 pm

Kunda1 wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:59 am
bernd wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:02 pm
BTW FreeCAD FEM runs with Z88 version 13 from debian too. But this is years, really years, around 5, old.
Is it a lot to update to v15 ?
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Re: Looking for an Arch Linux Package maintainer for Z88 (FEM Solver)

Post by kkremitzki » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:02 pm

This is probably something I would take care of... last time I looked it didn't seem like it would be too much work to update Z88 but also not necessarily much benefit. (This could be a chicken-and-egg problem though.)
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Re: Looking for an Arch Linux Package maintainer for Z88 (FEM Solver)

Post by sgrogan » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:00 pm

kkremitzki wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:02 pm
This is probably something I would take care of... last time I looked it didn't seem like it would be too much work to update Z88 but also not necessarily much benefit. (This could be a chicken-and-egg problem though.)
I agree. Given that time is limited, maybe netgen and it's python bindings would return more ROI, or VTK and It's python bindings, or paraview-python?
Maybe a poll in FEM? The question isn't would you like z88 packages, but rather would you like z88 or netgen python binding, for ex.

I wonder what @bernd would do with python bindings for netgen or vtk :geek:

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