ASPECT Newsletter #73

Hello everyone!

       This is ASPECT newsletter #73.

It automatically reports recently merged features and discussions about the ASPECT mantle convection code.

Below you find a list of recently proposed or merged features:

#2810: Avoid bar ‘new’ operations in more places. (proposed by bangerth; merged)

#2809: Fix formatting problems in the documentation. (proposed by bangerth; merged)

#2808: Leave notes about bare ‘new’ expressions. (proposed by bangerth; merged)

#2807: Use std::unique_ptr instead of std::shared_ptr. (proposed by bangerth; merged)

#2806: update geomio cookbook with new reference (proposed by jdannberg; merged)

#2805: Annular flow benchmark (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)

#2804: Avoid the use of ‘new’ in a few more places. (proposed by bangerth; merged)

#2802: fix several clang warnings (proposed by tjhei; merged)

#2801: Provide a version of std_cxx14::make_unique() that takes arguments. (proposed by bangerth; merged)

#2800: Change make debug/release behavior (proposed by tjhei; merged)

#2799: fix SphericalShell::point_is_in_domain (proposed by tjhei; merged)

#2798: update parameters & fixes (proposed by tjhei; merged)

#2796: Make sure tests find ASPECT from build directory (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)

#2795: replace update_q_points (proposed by tjhei; merged)

#2790: allows 2d sinker (proposed by tcclevenger; merged)

#2725: Gravity postprocessor improvement (proposed by LudovicJnnt; merged)

#1957: Use deal.II particle functionality (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)

And this is a list of recently opened or closed discussions:

#2811 Change shared_ptr to unique_ptr (opened)

#2803 particle changes [post switch to deal.ii 9.0] (opened)

#2797 Error in solution.xdmf file when simulation resumes from restart files (opened and closed)

#2794 Using deal.II dev crashes when loading any shared libraries (opened and closed)

#2602 Recent master does not compile with deal.II-dev (closed)

#1897 Particle rewrite (closed)

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