ASPECT Newsletter #77


Hello everyone!

       This is ASPECT newsletter #77.

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:

#2884: Modify default melt threshold and cookbooks (proposed by gassmoeller)

#2883: update bib file (proposed by tjhei; merged)

#2882: Replace std::shared_ptr by std::unique_ptr in the heating models. (proposed by bangerth)

#2881: Replace std::shared_ptr by std::unique_ptr. (proposed by bangerth; merged)

#2880: update clang-tidy settings (proposed by tjhei; merged)

#2879: clang-tidy: more checks (proposed by tjhei; merged)

#2878: clang-tidy: apply modernize-use-nullptr (proposed by tjhei; merged)

#2877: Fix and update cotire (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)

#2876: Use arithmetic instead of geometric averaging for determining melt region (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)

#2875: Post release 2.1.0 version bump (proposed by tjhei)

#2874: pre-release fixes (proposed by tjhei; merged)

#2873: Create Jenkinsfile.cig (proposed by tjesser-ucdavis-edu; merged)

#2872: Fix shear bands benchmark input and FPE (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)

#2871: Avoid deprecated prepare_serialization() (proposed by tjhei; merged)

#2870: CMakeLists.txt: prefer binary include dir (proposed by tjhei; merged)

#2868: use http git submodule for WorldBuilder (proposed by tjhei; merged)

#2866: Adjust location of imposing bounds on vol fractions in composition init (proposed by class4kayaker; merged)

#2865: timing sparsity pattern setup (proposed by tcclevenger; merged)

#2864: maintenance for April 2019 (proposed by tjhei; merged)

#2855: Multi VoF field correction (proposed by class4kayaker; merged)

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

#2869 broken ASPECT_PRECOMPILE_HEADERS=ON (opened and closed)

#2867 Release 2.1.0 planning (opened)

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