[cig-commits] r13408 - short/3D/PyLith/trunk/doc/releasenotes

brad at geodynamics.org brad at geodynamics.org
Tue Nov 25 17:26:46 PST 2008

Author: brad
Date: 2008-11-25 17:26:45 -0800 (Tue, 25 Nov 2008)
New Revision: 13408

Final version of release notes.

Modified: short/3D/PyLith/trunk/doc/releasenotes/announce_v1.3.1.txt
--- short/3D/PyLith/trunk/doc/releasenotes/announce_v1.3.1.txt	2008-11-26 00:55:18 UTC (rev 13407)
+++ short/3D/PyLith/trunk/doc/releasenotes/announce_v1.3.1.txt	2008-11-26 01:26:45 UTC (rev 13408)
@@ -5,12 +5,12 @@
 viscoelastic problems in tectonic deformation.
 This release fixes several bugs associated with running PyLith in
-parallel. These include selection of the partitioner and calculating
-the change in tractions on the fault surface. The PETSc logging has
-been enhanced by separating the events using stages. This release also
-includes some minor performance improvements to the Sieve
-implementation. We encourage all users of previous PyLith releases to
-switch to this latest release.
+parallel. These include selection of the partitioner, calculating the
+change in tractions on the fault surface, and quasi-static time
+stepping. The PETSc logging has been enhanced by separating the events
+using stages. This release also includes some minor performance
+improvements to the Sieve implementation. We encourage all users of
+previous PyLith releases to switch to this latest release.
 You can download the source code and binaries from
@@ -41,3 +41,15 @@
     - Fixed bug where fault material property databases were not
       closed, resulting in memory not being deallocated.
+  Several unit tests in this release will fail, but this release has
+  been thoroughly checked to verify that it produces correct
+  results. The failing unit tests are associated with new vertices
+  being added to the opposite side of the fault during creation of the
+  cohesive cells in some cases compared with previous
+  implementations. Instead of changing the test data in many locations
+  and potentially encountering this issue in the future, we are going
+  to make the unit tests smarter. We will make another release when
+  these unit tests are updated.

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