Interface changes?

Barry Smith bsmith at
Fri Dec 12 15:16:21 CST 2008


    The changes file is currently at
after the release it will be at


On Dec 12, 2008, at 2:57 PM, Tom Cortese wrote:

> Hello,
> I can see from the recent flurry of activity that many people are  
> working very diligently to get the next release of PETSc out of the  
> door in the near future, and I will soon be installing this new  
> release on several large unclassified machines at several DoD  
> centers, and I am also expected to write at least a short blurb  
> telling people how to use it (usually I just tellt them what  
> $PETSC_DIR should be set to, and provide a description of several  
> $PETSC_ARCH configurations, such as debugging or optimized, that I  
> create for them).
> While I can certainly wait for the release notes, I was wondering if  
> the new PETSc contains actual interface changes (i.e., existing  
> software that calls PETSc routines will not compile since some  
> functions no longer exist, or they still exist but have a different  
> number/type of arguments), or if the new release provides new  
> functionality/stability/performance/bugfixes/routines/whatever but  
> can still be linked with older code.
> Thanks,
> 	-Tom Cortese
> 	PET Computational Environment Onsite

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