Commit 9c5f3e09 authored by miller86's avatar miller86

adding comments to release notes

git-svn-id: http://visit.ilight.com/svn/visit/trunk/src@7974 18c085ea-50e0-402c-830e-de6fd14e8384
parent 5ce58de5
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<li>A LAMMPS reader has been added. It supports two of LAMMPS file formats: the input format used in the read_data command, and the output dump format of several variants.</li>
<li>A paraDIS reader has been added. It supports paraDIS data and paraDIS-style tecplot data.</li>
<li>The Nek3D reader was replaced with the Nek5000 reader. The Nek5000 reader has better performance than the Nek3D reader and corrects a number of bugs that were present in the Nek3D reader.</li>
<li>NASTRAN reader was enhanced to handle a specialized exponentiation notation where
the 'e' character is intentionally NOT used to provide one additional character
of precision in the mantissa of floating point data.</li>
<li>NASTRAN reader was enhanced to handle materials. A read option can be set to
either specify the number of materials before opening the file or tell VisIt to
search for materials during the open (which may substantially increase time to
open a file). By default, materials are NOT enabled.</li>
<li>A bug in the Silo plugin effecting plotting of multi-material objects with
name and/or color options specified was fixed.</li>
<li>Fixed processing of hideFromGUI option for numerous Silo objects in the Silo plugin.</li>
<li>Performance of ITAPS plugin with debugging output was improved substantially.</li>
<li>ITAPS plugin was enhanced to handle a Zoltan mesh PARALLEL_PARTITION grouping.</li>
<li>Robustness of Silo plugin was improved so that otherwise good Silo files with
some bad objects may still load into VisIt properly.</li>
<li>XDMF plugin was enhanced to handle the Time tag.</li>
</ul>
<a name="Plot_changes"></a>
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<li><TT>build_visit</TT> will pause when notifying the user that it cannot find required programs for the curses-based interface.</li>
<li>Fixed a parallel bug with DDFs that caused all processors to unnecessarily write results to disk.</li>
<li>Save as curve now writes numbers with more precision.</li>
<li>build_visit now properly handles Silo as optional instead of always requiring it.</li>
<li>visitconvert now supports read options.</li>
<li>Parallel data collection algorithm on engine, just prior to shipment to viewer
was improved to address scaling issues. The improvement is substantial for large
numbers of cpus (say more than 1,000).</li>
<li>A problem launching VisIt from one portion of a Lustre filesystem when another portion
is down was fixed.</li>
</ul>
<a name="Config_changes"></a>
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<li>The configure script now provides an --enable-engine-only option that lets you build just the compute engine and its plugins. This option is useful when you need to build just a compute engine for a remote server.</li>
<li>The configure script now provides an --enable-server-components-only option that lets you build only the compute engine, mdserver, vcl, and their plugins.</li>
<li>The compute engine was ported to BlueGene/P.</li>
<li>VisIt's configure script now provides an --enable-dbio-only option that builds only
enough of VisIt to link the visitconvert tool. This basically involves only the
parts of VisIt necessary to perform database I/O operations.</li>
<li>For builds in which CXXFLAGS does NOT contain '-g', top-level Makefile now performs a
check to see if any environment variables <i>might</i> collide with VisIt make
variables. If such a situation is detected, a warning message is issued and the
make is aborted. The warning message indicates how to correct.<li>
</ul>
<p>Click the following link to view the release notes for the previous version
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