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Old   August 30, 2010, 02:41
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I'll do some testing on Wednesday to make sure things work with paraFoamSys. But if anyone stumbles upon problems please report back here.
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Greetings to all! How time flies...

This post is an announcement that the old openfoam-ubuntu project has been moved to the new project page: nucleation
We've had this intent since around June 2010, but only now did the opportunity present itself for the move to take place.

For historic reasons, here is a quote from the current message on the front-page of :
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This project has now been moved to nucleation. This was done in order to respect the trademarks that this project's name was infringing. It was decided to be done back in June 2010, but time hasn't been on our side and only now have we been able to officially make the move.
This project will be closed around the 1st day of June of 2011, so please change your bookmarks and links to the new project page: nucleation
There haven't been any further software developments since the beginning the 5th of December of 2010. It's currently unknown when any of the current project members will be able to make any further contributions. Various ideas are on our minds, but time isn't on our side, specially since we all have other projects on our personal lists. So, if anyone wants to help this project, visit it and decide if you want to contribute: nucleation
Keep in mind that you don't have to contribute directly, since you can clone the repositories and work from there!

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Old   March 30, 2015, 04:58
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Hello all,

I'm new in this forum but after reading a lot of threads I'am already astonished how helpful the people here are. I hope the following information also helps someone =)

My aim was to install OF 1.6.x on my Ubuntu 12.04, since I've got an old code which can be compiled only with this version. After this failed, I had also unsuccessful tries with Ubuntu 9.04, 10.04 and fresh installation of 12.04.

Only after using the script supplied in this thread, I was able to install OF, QT and paraview on Ubuntu 10.04 (using virtual machine under Windows). There was only one problem: the link to the qt 4.3.5 is out-of-date. I used the experimental version of the original script since it was easier to change. Here is the fix:
- open "" with any text editor
- find the following line: QT_BASEURL=""
- replace it with: QT_BASEURL=""

Then I ran the script with the following settings:
1. type "yes"
2. "ok"
3. installation path: "ok"
4. log file: "yes"
5. fresh install
6. here I used the options "1 Do apt-get upgrade" and "3 use startFoam alias" (I unchecked the option of using the gcc compiler since Ubuntu 10.04 has a newer version which worked fine)
7. here I used the options 1-custom Qt, 2-custom paraview, 3-paraview with GUI
8. nothing here to select

Hopefully, this can save someone's time =)

P.S. Thanks to everybody who made this script!
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