[Paraview] ANN: ParaView 3.10.0 Available for download.
david.partyka at kitware.com
Thu Mar 10 10:20:57 EST 2011
I'll be putting the tag on shortly.
On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 10:19 AM, Michael Jackson <
mike.jackson at bluequartz.net> wrote:
> Is there a git tag or branch to go with this release? I just want to be
> sure I checkout the proper sources. I guess I could just download the source
> tarball from the website.
> Mike Jackson <www.bluequartz.net>
> On Mar 9, 2011, at 2:04 PM, David Partyka wrote:
> > Hello All,
> > The ParaView team is pleased to announce the availability of the ParaView
> 3.10.0 final binaries for download on the ParaView download page.
> > http://paraview.org/paraview/resources/software.html
> > Release Notes:
> > ParaView 3.10
> > This release features notable developments, including mechanisms to
> incorporate advanced rendering techniques, improved support for readers and
> several usability enhancements and bug fixes.
> > For the 3.10 release, we have added 60 new readers. The new readers
> include: ANSYS, CGNS, Chombo, Dyna3D, Enzo, Mili, Miranda, Nastran, Pixie,
> Samrai, Silo, and Tecplot Binary. A full listing of supported readers can be
> found in the ParaView Users Guide. We also added the ability for developers
> to create ParaView reader plugins from previously developed VisIt reader
> plugins. You can find a full guide on how to do this on the VisIt Database
> Bridge: http://www.paraview.org/Wiki/VisIt_Database_Bridge
> > With this release we have rewritten the ParaView User's Guide and are
> making it freely available for the first time. The complete guide can be
> obtained in the help system or online at:
> > http://paraview.org/Wiki/ParaView/Users_Guide/Table_Of_Contents.
> > We have included a Python-based calculator which makes it possible to
> write operations using Python. The Python calculator uses NumPy, which lets
> you use advanced functions such as gradients, curls, and divergence easily
> in expressions. Also the NumPy module is packaged in the ParaView binary and
> is importable from the ParaView Python shell.
> > There should also be a marked performance improvement for users dealing
> with large multi-block datasets. We have cleaned up the rendering pipeline
> to better handle composite datasets, avoiding the appending of all blocks
> into a single dataset as was done previously.
> > To better utilize multiple cores on modern multi-core machines, by
> default ParaView can now run using a parallel server, even for the built-in
> mode. This enables the use of all the cores for parallel data processing,
> without requiring the user to start a parallel server. ParaView binaries
> will also be distributed using an MPI implementation, making this feature
> available to users by simply downloading the binaries. Since this is an
> experimental feature, it is off by default, but users can turn it on by
> checking the Auto-MPI checkbox in the application settings dialog.
> > Additionally, the 3.10 release includes several usability enhancements.
> 3D View now supports smart context menus, accessed by right-clicking on any
> object in the 3D View to change its color, representation, color map and
> visibility. Left-clicking on an object in the 3D View makes it active in the
> pipeline browser. Within the spreadsheet view, sorting is now supported and
> an advanced parallel sorting algorithm ensures that none of the benefits of
> the spreadsheet view, such as streaming and selection, are sacrificed.
> Python tracing and macro controls are no longer hidden on the Python shell
> dialog and instead are now easily found on the Tools menu.
> > For developers interested in adding support for advanced multi-pass
> rendering algorithms to ParaView, this release includes a major refactoring
> of ParaView's rendering pipeline. View and representations have been
> redesigned and users should see improved performance in client-server mode
> from reduced interprocess communication during rendering.
> > LANL's MantaView interactive ray tracing plugin has been restructured to
> make it easier to use. Version 2.0 of the plugin is now multi-view capable
> and no longer requires ParaView to be run in a client/server configuration.
> Similarly both of LANL's streaming aware ParaView derived applications have
> been merged into ParaView proper in the form of a new View plugin. The
> underlying streaming algorithms have been rewritten to be more usable and
> extensible. Both plugins are available in standard binary package for the
> first time in this release.
> > For an exhaustive list of the new features and bug-fixes, please refer to
> the change log at: http://www.paraview.org/Bug/changelog_page.php.
> > As always, we rely on your feedback to make ParaView better. Please use
> http://paraview.uservoice.com/ or click on the "Tell us what you think"
> link on paraview.org to leave your feedback and vote for new features.
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