This is ASPECT newsletter #88.
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:
#3228: Improve mesh ref thermal density gradient error message (proposed by MFraters)
#3225: fix initialize() call in compositing material (proposed by tjhei; merged)
#3224: Bilinear in 3d (proposed by sac-bsa)
#3223: remove duplicate strain softening parameters (proposed by naliboff)
#3221: [WIP] Factor out diffusion and dislocation creep (proposed by anne-glerum)
#3220: do not create temperature matrix for first_timestep_only_single_Stokes (proposed by tjhei)
#3219: Add a strain dependent rheology model (proposed by naliboff; merged)
#3218: Add missing braces around a case statement (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#3217: update relase-tasklist (proposed by tjhei; merged)
And this is a list of recently opened or closed discussions:
#3227 Parameter-file.prm missing (opened)
#3226 improve error message on constant temperture model using thermal energy density mesh refinement? (opened)
#3222 Fix “Boundary temperature model” documentation (opened and closed)
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