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Code_Aster

Available versions

Version name
Version number
Date
Size
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Code_Aster stable aster-full-src-13.4.0-3.noarch.tar.gz 13.4 29 juin 2017 253 MB 54054e08d418d7d2c9376ceeae18646f
Code_Aster testing aster-full-src-13.4.0-3.noarch.tar.gz 14.0 29 juin 2017 253 MB 54054e08d418d7d2c9376ceeae18646f

The new version of code_aster open-source, code_aster stable (13.4), is available for download.

The version 13.4 is the new branch for long-time support (2 years). The next versions 13.x will only contain bugfixes. The version 14.0 is the same as the version 13.4 and it is the start point of the version 14 that will receive improvements and bugfixes.

The distribution format remains identical: a unique archive contains code_aster and all other additional tools in the form of source code.

Apart from code_aster you will find the latest available updates: astk 1.13.10 (Aster’s GUI for calculation management), Homard 11.7 (a mesh refining tool), the med 3.2.1 library (exchange of meshes and fields with third-party codes), metis 5.1.0 (reordering tool), mumps 5.1.1 (linear solver), etc.

In addition, as for the previous version, these versions incorporate an interface to MFront, a constitutive law generator developed by CEA and EDF. The packaged version is MFront 3.0.0.

The prerequisites needed for compilation are detailed on this page.

Please read the README file included in the package before the installation, then

python setup.py install --prefix=/opt/aster

Naming of versions

Operating versions

  • stable : this is the production version qualified by EDF once a year for use in engineering studies. The Quality chart of Salome-Meca 2017 refers to that version. That version is currently identified as 13.4. In doubt about the version to use, that one should be preferred.
  • stable-updates : this refers to the intermediate states between two frozen production versions. They bring only bug fixes and are updated continuously. These updates are numbered as 13.4.x. This version should be used only to test a fix for a blocking bug without waiting for the next half-yearly release.
  • All the half-yearly releases of the production version are also available on the centralized cluster under numbered tags, the latest of which being 13.4.

Development versions

  • testing : that version is a yearly frozen state of the unstable version (see below) which is provided within Salome-Meca 2017. That version is currently identified as 12.8.
  • unstable : this refers to the intermediate states between two frozen development versions. They bring new features, bug fixes and are updated continuously. These updates are numbered as 14.0.x. This is the bleeding-edge version of code_aster that should be handled cautiously since it may break without warning and is continuously evolving. It should not be used for studies except in rare cases.
  • All the half-yearly releases of the development version are also available on the centralized cluster under numbered tags, the latest of which being 14.0.

Unsupported versions

  • oldstable : this tag refers to the previous major production version which is not maintained anymore and only the last release 12.8 is available on the centralized cluster.

In summary :

Version Numbering Availability Bug fixes New features Update frequencySubject to a production chart
unstable 14.0.x Aster5, EOLE yes yes continuously -
14.0 à 14.0 14.x Aster5, EOLE - - frozen (twice a year) -
testing 14.0 Aster5, EOLE - - yearly -
stable-updates 13.4.x Aster5, EOLE yes - continuously -
13.4 à 13.4 13.x Aster5, EOLE - - frozen (twice a year) -
stable 13.4 Aster5, EOLE, Salome-Meca 2017 - - yearly in progress
oldstable 12.8 Aster5, EOLE, Salome-Meca 2017 - - frozen yes