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Fabio88 September 14, 2010 04:10

Upgrade openFoam from 1.6x to 1.7
 
Hi people
I search on internet but I don't find the answer to my question:
for upgrade openFoam to 1.7 what I need to do...?

only download and install the new version or I need to do something with the old?


thank you very much:)

Fabio

wyldckat September 14, 2010 06:50

Greetings Fabio,

If you already have OpenFOAM 1.6.x installed, then it means you already have the necessary tools to build/install OpenFOAM 1.7.x or 1.7.1, whichever version you may want.

You can have more than one installation of OpenFOAM residing in your Linux box. Just follow the idea explained here: making Opt and Debug available with one command (post #2)
This way you can choose which version you want to use, every time you start a new terminal.

As for installing OpenFOAM 1.7.1 or 1.7.x, just follow the instructions at www.openfoam.com!

Best regards,
Bruno

Fabio88 September 14, 2010 07:08

Thank you very much:)

next days I'll try to upgrade it:)

best regards:)

Fabio

rob3rt 0ng September 24, 2010 02:32

Hi Bruno,

Just a quick amateur question. What are the differences between 1.6.x and 1.7.x? seems similar to me?

Kind Regards,
Robert

elvis September 24, 2010 03:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by rob3rt 0ng (Post 276432)
What are the differences between 1.6.x and 1.7.x? seems similar to me?

read
http://www.openfoam.com/archive/1.7....ease-notes.php

wyldckat September 24, 2010 07:18

Greetings to all!

Robert, since you asked directly to me, I'll add to Elvis post:
  • with 1.7.x you will have less bugs than 1.6.x;
  • if you do find bugs, you'll be requested to try 1.7.x first;
  • 1.7.x is a bit more nicely packaged and some solvers have merged into a single one. Others have been renamed/revamped.
  • if you plan on using gcc 4.5.x, you are better off using OpenFOAM 1.7.1 or 1.7.x!
Best regards,
Bruno


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