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Old   July 8, 2019, 06:26
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From the Release Announcement...

The OpenFOAM Foundation is pleased to announce the release of version 7 of the OpenFOAM open source CFD toolbox. Version 7 is a snapshot of the OpenFOAM development version which, through sustainable development, is always-releasable. It provides new functionality and major improvements to existing code, with strict demands on usability, robustness and extensibility.
OpenFOAM 7 includes the following key developments.
  • Heat transfer: consolidated solvers and improved convergence and robustness.
  • Particle tracking: improved robustness and optimized computation.
  • Multiphase: wave damping, configurable inlet phase properties, better settling numerics.
  • Reacting multiphase models: heat transfer, population balance, breakup, coalescence.
  • Reactions/combustion: simplified case setup.
  • Turbulence: improved consistency and stability of wall functions, added sources.
  • Thermophysical: thermodynamic functions, temperature-strain-dependent viscosity.
  • Other models: atmospheric, rigid body dynamics, boundary conditions, sources.
  • Mesh: standardized dynamic mesh capability, improved motion solvers.
  • Case Configuration: improved data visualization, setup tools, function objects.
  • Computation: improvements to containers, fields, parallel running, etc.
  • Approximately 550 code commits, 250+ resolved issues
  • ISO/IEC 14882:2011 (C++11): tested for GCC v4.8+, Clang v7.0+, Intel ICC v18.0+.
OpenFOAM 7 is packaged for the following platforms, with ParaView 5.6.0 including Mesa with LLVM/Gallium acceleration for systems without a (supported) graphics card:
The OpenFOAM 7 Source Pack can be compiled on suitable Linux platforms.


OpenFOAM 7 was produced by:
  • Core Team (CFD Direct): Henry Weller (co-founder & lead developer); Chris Greenshields (co-founder), Will Bainbridge
  • Developers/Maintainers: Mattijs Janssens (co-founder), Juho Peltola, Timo Niemi, Fabian Schlegel, Ronald Oertel, Bruno Santos
  • Patch Contributors: Francesco Contino, Lorenzo Trevisan, Federico Piscaglia, Robert Lee, SeongMo Yeon, Alberto Passalacqua

OpenFOAM 7 is distributed under the General Public Licence v3 by the OpenFOAM Foundation.
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Old   August 19, 2019, 12:01
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Thanks, looking forward to trying it!

Just a note I noticed the Windows 10 install page still directs to download OpenFOAM6.
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Old   October 9, 2019, 05:26
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The source pack available at is not the patched version of the 2nd September 2019 but the original version of 8th July 2019.

Even if the correct patched version can be download through the github repository, it would be safier to have last source version of the release in the direct download link.

Can anyone from the OpenFOAM foundation can upload tha patched version since there are some issues in the original version ?


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Old   October 9, 2019, 18:19
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Greetings to all!

@Pedro24: The website is still following the old workflow, namely:
  1. The first release of a major version is documented as such.
  2. Patch releases are documented in their own page, in this case: - If you scroll down to the section "Source Code of a Subversion", you should see the instructions for downloading the respective source code version that is associated to the Deb packages.
  3. If you are looking for the always-latest source code snapshot, there is a page for it too:
Although it can be a bit strange, given that the current convention is to name the repository the same as the major version...

Beyond this, please report these kinds of issues on the issue tracker:
In this specific situation, perhaps it would be good to have an indication on the first paragraph that the first release should also mention that for people wanting to stay up to date with the latest source code, to look into the page:

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