ASPECT Newsletter #78

Hello everyone!

       This is ASPECT newsletter #78.

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:

#2903: no temperature matrix for Stokes only (proposed by tcclevenger)
#2902: update release tasks (proposed by tjhei)
#2901: [www] update DOI for release (proposed by tjhei)
#2900: update DOI info (proposed by tjhei)
#2899: enable 9.0 tests (proposed by tjhei)
#2898: check constraints are consistent (proposed by tjhei)
#2897: Add GWB changelog entry. (proposed by MFraters; merged)
#2896: Add release announcement (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#2895: cmake: switch to CXX only project (proposed by tjhei; merged)
#2894: Add a note about Louise to the acknowledgments. (proposed by bangerth; merged)
#2893: Update world builder with fix against warnings in gcc 5. (proposed by MFraters; merged)
#2892: remove deprecated “Model name” [WIP] (proposed by tjhei)
#2891: clang-tidy with worldbuilder (proposed by tjhei; merged)
#2890: Use smoother language. (proposed by bangerth; merged)
#2889: Add a reference to the ASPECT II paper to the manual. (proposed by bangerth; merged)
#2888: Fix a warning (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#2887: clang-tidy: suppress warnings (proposed by tjhei; merged)
#2886: cleanup: consistent parameter names (proposed by tjhei; merged)
#2885: Update the description of a parameter. (proposed by bangerth; merged)
#2884: Modify default melt threshold and cookbooks (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#2882: Replace std::shared_ptr by std::unique_ptr in the heating models. (proposed by bangerth; merged)
#2875: Post release 2.1.0 version bump (proposed by tjhei; merged)
#2833: fix the maximum horizontal compressive stress plugin. (proposed by MFraters; merged)
#2780: constraints: periodic before hanging (proposed by tjhei; merged)
#2756: Add a termination criteria for steady state temperature (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#2738: switch to deal.II 9.0 (proposed by tjhei; merged)

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