OpenFOAM Release Notes for Version 1.7.1


OpenFOAM-1.7.1 is the latest release of OpenFOAM derived from OpenFOAM-1.7.0 including a number of bug-fixes and new developments. This release passes our standard tests and the tutorials have been broadly checked. Please report any bugs by following the link:

GNU/Linux version

This release of OpenFOAM is distributed primarily in 2 ways: (1) as a Debian pack containing binaries and source; (2) from the SourceForge source code repository.

The Ubuntu/Debian pack is available for 32 and 64 bit versions of the 10.04 LTS operating system using the system compiler and libraries that will be installed automatically from standard Debian packs.

To use the source version from the SourceForge repository, we provide a source pack of third-party packages that can be compiled on the user’s system. This does not include gcc, since the system installed version is typically sufficient, but includes paraview-3.8.0, openmpi-1.4.1, scotch_5.1, metis-5.0pre2, ParMetis-3.1 and ParMGridGen-1.0.

Compiler Support

OpenFOAM-1.7.1 now compiles and optimises correctly using gcc-4.5.0 following the resolution of memory aliasing issues.

Operating System Support

OpenFOAM-1.7.1 has been verified to run on OpenSuSE-11.3 using the system gcc-4.5.0 compiler.

Developments and Bug-fixes

See OpenFOAM Commit History (opens in new window).

Further Information

See also ReleaseNotes-1.7.0