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update to changelog for 0.9.8
1 jpye 2613 30 Apr 2012
2 jpye 2184 -----------
3    
4     Version 0.9.8
5 jpye 2613 - 64-bit and 32-bit support for Windows (John)
6     - Added new SOLVER, OPTION and SOLVE commands for use in METHODS (John)
7     - Much improved Observer functionality with plotting and 'study' (Aakash)
8     - Added support for viewing ALIASES lists in the PyGTK GUI (John)
9 jpye 2221 - Fixed crash due to console output with when starting with pythonw on
10     Windows.
11 jpye 2613 - Support for SWIG 2.x added.
12 jpye 2221 - Fixed a couple of minor memory leaks and too-early freeing (john)
13 jpye 2184 - Rewrote Simulation::solve to respect solver-imposed iteration limits (john)
14 jpye 2613 - Reduced default QRSlv time limit to 20 seconds (down from 1500 s).
15 jpye 2184 - Added ASCEND syntax highlighting capability for several new text editors
16 jpye 2613 (see http://ascend4.org/Syntax_highlighting for details)
17     - Added example model of a combined cycle gas turbine power station (John)
18 jpye 2184 - Stopped addition of several redundant files in the source code tarball
19 jpye 2613 which required improvements to SCons 'DistTar' functionality (John)
20     - Require SUNDIALS 2.4.0, no support for older versions now.
21 jpye 2184 - Fixed bug with detection of SUNDIALS on Windows (Luo Yu, john)
22     - Fixed a couple of minor GUI errors in PyGTK GUI (john)
23     - Added Save As functionality for dependency graph (grivan)
24     - Fixed bug 425: 'View notes' window shows duplicated notes (grivan)
25     - Fixed errors in closed boiler feedwater heater model (Kelvin Hang Sio)
26     - Fixed G77 detection for use by LSODE (john)
27     - Now requiring SCons v0.98 or later.
28     - Fixed bug 436: CONOPT_PATH problems with Linux (john)
29     - Some progress toward packaged App version of ASCEND for Mac (john)
30     - Partially updated Canvas GUI code to work with latest Gaphas (arijit)
31 jpye 2613 - Extensive set of new CUnit test cases.
32     - New installer should be able to navigate most HTTP proxies now (John)
33     - Numerous other bugs fixed, see: http://bugs.ascend4.org/changelog_page.php
34 jpye 2184
35 jpye 2145 24 Dec 2009
36 jpye 2092 -----------
37    
38     Version 0.9.7
39     - Fixed problem with environment variables under Windows in 0.9.6 release
40     - Porting to Mac OS X (John)
41     - Adding support for IPOPT optimisation solver (Mahesh, Ben, John)
42     - Adding new LINK syntax and DER and INDEPENDENT statements (Dante, Ben, John)
43     - Improvements to canvas-based GUI (Arijit, John)
44     - CSV data reader (Jose, John)
45    
46    
47 jpye 2027 30 Apr 2009
48     -----------
49    
50     Version 0.9.6
51     - Major code reorgansation, switched active development back to trunk
52     - Snapshop of code before start of GSOC2009 students.
53     - Much expanded syntax highlighting for gedit users (Linux)
54     - Improved packaging for Ubuntu (more standards-compliant)
55     - Restored functionality of 'relative paths' usages for Tcl/Tk GUI.
56     - Implementation of Canvas GUI progressed a bit more, still pre-alpha.
57     - Support for Autotools and Visual Studio removed (too stale to stay there)
58     - Header files are now located in /usr/include/ascend on Linux.
59     - Added Python bindings for FPROPS.
60     - Added Hydrogen, Water to FPROPS.
61     - Fixed support for 'critical terms', speed of sound, specific heat
62     and partial derivatives in FPROPS.
63     - DTAR now fails if dpkg-buildpackage fails.
64     - In PyGTK GUI, 'fixed variables' dialog now shows variable values.
65     - Graphviz system graph now shows unconverged relations.
66     - Added 'sticky' installer preferences in Windows, to help prevent
67     uninstall problems.
68     - Add support for SCons 1.2.0 (some deprecation warnings still though)
69     - ascend-config outputs paths with double backslash on Windows.
70     - Added LoadString method in Python bindings, for use by Canvas GUI.
71     - Fixed apparent bug in pairlist_append_unique.
72     - Added pairlist_set and pairlist_values_and_destroy.
73     - Added new 'notequery' module for 'most refined' notes on a model.
74     - Added new test models in test/canvas/blocktypes.a4c.
75    
76    
77 jpye 1913 29 Sep 2008
78 jpye 1852 -----------
79    
80     Version 0.9.5.116
81     - Instance::as renamed to Instance::in (for expressing a value in the
82     desired units) because 'as' is a reserved word in Python.
83     - Some efforts underway to implement new rigorous thermodynamic property
84     calculator using MBWR and Helmholtz correlations.
85     - Fixed linking of LSODE with '-fPIC' required for amd64 platform.
86     - Added 'dtar' utility to facility quick building of DEB packages from
87     source code tarball plus debian.tar.gz file.
88     - Some efforts on creating a graphical 'block' editor including partial
89     implementation of a canvas widget plus scanning the library for suitable
90     'block' type models according to certain criteria.
91     - 'kinematic_viscosity' now available in atoms.a4l.
92     - Added legend to Krishnan's 'zplot' utility.
93     - Some further efforts to complete the tie-in to the IPOPT solver (now ver 3.4.0)
94     - Added 'notequery.c' to seek out most applicable NOTES on a given instance.
95     - Fixed bug with 'apply' button in Units of Measurement dialog.
96     - Fixed silly mistake in 'turbine' model in johnpye/rankine.a4c.
97     - Fix python handling of 'unable to build system' error.
98     - Moved 'ascend-config' package to 'ascend-devel' RPM.
99     - Fixed linking against Tcl/Tk for Fedora 9.
100     - Some updates to build scripts for new SCons API.
101     - Silenced some debug output from various places.
102 jpye 1913 - Added code for reading climate data in ACDB (Australian Climate Databank)
103     format.
104     - Update to support IPOPT 3.4.0
105 jpye 1852 - Some work on fixing bug with IDA when derivs without vars present.
106     - Fixed section numbering in 'book.pdf'.
107     - Fixed Graphviz behaviour when model too large.
108     - Expanded GtkSourceView2 highlighting.
109     - Fixed installation in GNOME Applications menu.
110 jpye 1913 - Fixed some problems with GUI object names that crept in due to use of Glade-3
111     - Added new external library 'FPROPS' for calculation of accurate thermodynamic
112     properties.
113 jpye 1852
114     Version 0.9.5.115
115     - Was not released (due to probs with version numbering on the Ubuntu PPA)
116    
117 jpye 1758 27 Feb 2008
118     -----------
119 jpye 1593
120 jpye 1758 Version 0.9.5.114
121    
122     - Fixed launching problems on Windows
123     - Added Units of Measurement dialog to PyGTK GUI.
124     - Updated version check to use the CMU server instead of old UNSW server.
125     - Fixed ascend-config script for Windows paths containing spaces.
126     - Fixed display of logrels in PyGTK GUI.
127     - PyGTK GUI correctly opens PDF docs if available on local machine.
128     - Added a PyGTK crash dialog to give information about failures in ASCEND.
129     - DOPRI5 converted to full 'solver' status (lives in solvers/dopri5 now).
130     - Added (experimental) DOPRI5 integrator to the Windows binary installer.
131     - Fixed some problems with linking to CONOPT optimiser
132     - Streamlined some internal build-time dependencies.
133     - Improved gtksourceview-2.0 highlighting for use with Gedit on Linux.
134     - Added Graphviz bindings to allow dependency graph view.
135     - Some code renaming/refactoring in 'compiler' and 'system' sections.
136     - Fixed splash-screen behaviour
137     - Refactored 'moduleview' out of 'gtkbrowser'.
138     - Some preliminary fixes to attempt support for Mac platform.
139     - Added some CUnit test cases for 'compiler' section, renamed all CUnit tests.
140     - Fixed dlopen bug on Linux.
141     - Changes to measures.a4l to add SI prefixes and modified the base units to
142     their abbreviation instead of full names.
143    
144     TODO: more work to get IPOPT solver working.
145     TODO: still some problems with DOPRI5 solver.
146     TODO: fix GraphViz dependency so that it can be dlopened rather than linked.
147    
148    
149     19 Aug 2007
150     -----------
151    
152 jpye 1593 Version 0.9.5.113
153    
154     - Fixed launching of help files/web links from PyGTK GUI on Linux.
155     - Added option in Windows installer to install header files for developers.
156     - Fixed value of @PYTHON@ on Windows for use in ascend-config script.
157     - Fixed deletion of $INSTDIR/solvers on Windows during uninstall.
158    
159     TODO: work on support for users with GIMP's GTK+ runtime installed.
160     TODO: translate line-endings for installed files on windows.
161    
162 jpye 1580 5 Aug 2007
163 jpye 1572 ----------
164 jpye 1336
165 jpye 1522 Version 0.9.5.112
166    
167     Solver interface
168     - all solvers and integrators are now built as 'external library' DLL/SOs.
169     - new ASCENDSOLVERS environment variable gives additional search path location
170     that is checked when attempting to satisfy IMPORT statements.
171 jpye 1542 - Fixed behaviour scons when lex/yacc not available.
172     - Many ASC_DLLSPEC qualifiers added as result of the expanded use of external
173     libraries.
174    
175     Solvers
176     - CONOPT no longer needs to be present at buildtime. This was possible due
177     to permission from Arne Drud to add the 'conopt.h' file to our source code.
178 jpye 1522 - BLAS and LINPACK are now embedded in the LSODE DLL/SO. They are not
179     part of libascend, which makes the main DLL about 1 MB smaller.
180     - Some bugs in the DOPRI5 integrator identified (full testing still not
181     completed).
182 jpye 1542 - placeholder for a future TRON solver (work still to do on that)
183     - work underway on the IPOPT optimisation solver.
184    
185     Model library
186 jpye 1522 - Equations of state models from Krishnan.
187 jpye 1542 - Added ASCEND port of the standard GAMS example problem.
188 jpye 1572
189     Windows installer
190     - Added ability to download and install missing dependencies. This
191     makes getting started with ASCEND much simpler for new users.
192     - Added the user's manual (in PDF form) to the installer package.
193 jpye 1522
194 jpye 1572 RPM package
195     - A SUNDIALS RPM package has been submitted for inclusion in Fedora, making
196     installation of ASCEND possible with a single download on that distro.
197 jpye 1580 - RPM divided into subpackages ascend, ascend-devel, ascend-doc.
198 jpye 1572 - Other work on building RPMs for a range of Linux platforms using
199     the new OpenSUSE Build Service.
200    
201 jpye 1579 DEB package
202     - Fixed.
203    
204 jpye 1467 3 Jun 2007
205     ----------
206    
207     Version 0.9.5.111
208    
209     Windows packaging improvements:
210     - Launch via pythonw.exe instead of batch file
211     - File association for .a4c and .a4l files
212     - Add Model Library link to Start menu
213     - Add CHANGELOG.txt and LICENSE.txt to Start menu
214     - Detect missing PyGTK, PyCairo or PyGObject at install-time
215     - Fix message for missing matplotlib in fourbarplot.py
216    
217     DOPRI5 integrator
218     - Experimental release of DOPRI5 integrator for testing
219     - Changes to Integrator API to allow loading external DLL/SOs
220    
221     Linux packaging improvements
222     - Add SONAME to libascend
223    
224    
225 jpye 1440 26 May 2007
226     -----------
227 jpye 1420
228 jpye 1432 Version 0.9.5.110
229    
230 jpye 1440 Removed dependency on matplotlib and numpy when ASCEND PyGTK
231     first load.
232    
233     Fixed some problems with files left behind after uninstall
234     on Windows.
235    
236     Added bug tracker link to help menu.
237    
238 jpye 1432 Added loading splash screen
239 jpye 1440 Eliminated some cruft form the tarball.
240     Restored basic build suppot for Autotools (Ben)
241     Added missing .svg files in Windows installer
242 jpye 1432 Added icon in Windows Start menu
243     Console now minimised by default on Windows
244    
245     28 April 2007
246     -------------
247    
248 jpye 1420 Version 0.9.5.109
249    
250 jpye 1432 Added Debian packaging.
251 jpye 1420
252 jpye 1432 Suppressed passing of FILE* objects between Python and C on
253     the Windows platform, owing to a bug/limitation in GCC on
254     MinGW.
255 jpye 1420
256 jpye 1432 First upload of Windows installer to SF.net (there have been
257     earlier versions on the Wiki though).
258    
259    
260    
261 jpye 1412 23 April 2007
262     -------------
263 jpye 1336
264 jpye 1412 Version 0.9.5.108
265 jpye 1336
266 jpye 1432 Alpha relase including new PyGTK GUI. This release continues
267     a sequence of releases in the ASCEND Wiki, but is the first
268     version we are releasing using the SF.net File Releases system.
269 jpye 1412
270     - Fedora Core 6 RPM
271     - PyGTK GUI
272     - Plotting with Matplotlib
273     - ExtPy functionality for script-based METHODS
274     - External 'black box' function support restored
275     - Documentation converted to LyX
276     - Python-based test suite
277     - CONOPT and CMSlv support restored
278    
279    
280     10 March 2007
281     -------------
282    
283     (No release)
284    
285 jpye 1432 - created this changelog using file releases list from old
286     website -- JP
287 jpye 1412
288    
289 jpye 1336 April 24 2000
290     -------------
291    
292     Version IV 0.9.1
293    
294     - Expanded chemical species database
295     - Dynamic simulation modeling libraries
296    
297 jpye 1412
298 jpye 1336 June 23 1998
299     ------------
300    
301     - WinNT, Win95, UNIX sources
302     - WinNT, Win95 binaries
303     - Redhat Linux 5 RPM binary
304     - Redhat Linux 5 RPM source
305     - Dynamic simulation modeling libraries
306     - Howto-ascend examples and modeling guidelines manual, indexed.
307     - GUI and syntax document manual, partially revised.
308    
309 jpye 1412
310 jpye 1336 October 1997
311     ------------
312    
313     ASCEND IV 0.8
314    
315     - WinNT, Win95, UNIX sources
316     - WinNT, Win95 binaries
317     - GUI and syntax document manual.
318    

john.pye@anu.edu.au
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