ASPECT Newsletter #79


Hello everyone!

       This is ASPECT newsletter #79.

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:

#2928: Remove some more ifdefs (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#2927: Add missing test results (proposed by naliboff; merged)
#2925: Deduplicate material output postprocessors (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#2924: Remove particle code that is now in deal.II (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#2923: Fix issue 2315 (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#2922: Increase GMRES restart length for advection solver (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#2920: Fix some typos (proposed by anne-glerum; merged)
#2919: Simplify test that caused testers to break because of too many MPI processes (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#2918: Update docker instructions to geodynamics/aspect (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#2917: Fix unity build (proposed by gassmoeller)
#2916: Update dockerfile for new base image (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#2914: [DoNotMerge] Keep build container /home in memory only (proposed by tjesser-ucdavis-edu)
#2913: use emplace_back (proposed by tjhei; merged)
#2912: update (proposed by tjhei; merged)
#2911: [www] update database (proposed by tjhei; merged)
#2910: Create anisotropic quadrature for lateral averaging (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#2909: update parameters (proposed by tjhei; merged)
#2908: Convert more shared_ptr -> unique_ptr. (proposed by bangerth; merged)
#2907: Add a changelog entry. (proposed by bangerth; merged)
#2906: Jenkins update (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#2905: Update announcement lists (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#2903: no temperature matrix for Stokes only (proposed by tcclevenger; merged)
#2902: update release tasks (proposed by tjhei; merged)
#2901: [www] update DOI for release (proposed by tjhei; merged)
#2900: update DOI info (proposed by tjhei; merged)
#2898: check constraints are consistent (proposed by tjhei; merged)

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

#2929 reorganize folders/scripts in doc/ (opened)
#2926 Tests without result directories pass without notice (opened)
#2921 Remove all occurences of DEAL_II_VERSION_GTE(9,0,0) (opened)
#2915 Free-surface problem: cell giving non-positive volume fraction (opened and closed)
#2867 Release 2.1.0 planning (closed)
#2859 The morency_doin.prm couldn’t be execute (closed)
#2779 check handling or periodic and hanging node constraints (closed)
#2740 Bug in maximum horizontal compressive stress postprocessor (closed)
#2626 Should we automate indentation? (closed)
#2315 Velocity discontinuity along 0 longitude meridan for GPlates boundary conditions (closed)
#2243 track the location of the rising stokes sphere (closed)
#2050 Point values postprocessor hits Assert asking for DoFs on artificial cells (closed)
#1876 Allow prescribed velocities with locally conservative discretization (closed)
#1838 Update installation instructions for Stampede2 (closed)
#1243 pure Neumann temperature solve fails (closed)

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