[petsc-dev] petsc patch number

Jed Brown jed at jedbrown.org
Wed Apr 19 12:49:17 CDT 2017

"Kong, Fande" <fande.kong at inl.gov> writes:
>> >  It is not that trivial for me to update all user side applications
>> > with petsc. We therefore avoid updating petsc frequently.
>> You appear to have basic misunderstanding about petsc patch
>> releases. As Jed mentioned the API is not supporsed to change with
>> patch releases so you shouldn't have to 'update user side
>> applications'.
> I know that APIs do not change, but this does not mean that numerical
> behaviors  will stay the same.

I don't know if exact numerical reproducibility is a firm commitment we
want PETSc to make for patch releases (would be worth discussing), but I
think it is usually true.  There are no output changes from v3.7.5 to
current 'maint'.
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 832 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://lists.mcs.anl.gov/pipermail/petsc-dev/attachments/20170419/aae36a22/attachment.sig>

More information about the petsc-dev mailing list