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What to Download
As a minimum, you will need to download and compile the CGNS library code.
Compilation requires an ANSI compliant C compiler.
The source code may
downloaded (from SourceForge) as a gzipped, tar file:
Current Stable Release:
CGNS Version 3.2.1 (cgnslib_3.2.1.tar.gz)
This Version 3.2 release provides full
integration of parallel I/O using HDF5 with MPI. It also implements
the Hierarchy of families (CPEX 0033),
Multiple families (CPEX 0034), and Cubic elements (CPEX 0036).
Compression (rewriting) of modified CGNS files is no longer
automatically done, since this may interfere with parallel I/O. This
may be reenabled within an application with the cg_set_compress
function, or done later through the CGNSview GUI or with the
cgnscompress program in the tools subdirectory.
Conversion programs to and from AFLR3, FAST, and TetGen have also
been added to CGNStools.
Release 3.2.1 implements the suggestions by Cambridge Flow Solutions
to the CMake scripts and adds routines to set the MPI communicator
for parallel I/O. There are also numerous updates and fixes to the test
cases, tools and CGNStools utilities.
Note: CGNStools is no longer built automatically, you need to set
the configure flag, --enable-cgnstools if using configure.
Previous Stable Releases:
CGNS Version 3.1.4, Release 2 (cgnslib_3.1.4-2.tar.gz)
Second release of Version 3.1.4 software. Includes 64-bit integer capability
and updated Tools for viewing and editing CGNS files.
HDF5 is now the default file type,
when CGNS is built with HDF5 version 1.8 or later.
(CGNS can always read or write both HDF5 and ADF
CGNS Version 2.5-5 (cgnslib_2.5-5.tar.gz)
Prior Version 2.x stable-release version. (This release fixes a long standing issue of memory leakage in the CGNS library
when closing a file or deleting a node. It also removes the internal storage
of element data when reading and writing, and uses the user supplied buffer
instead. In the case of partial reads and writes however, the element data is
currently reloaded into memory to do the operations.)
Also available from the
SourceForge CGNS Files Download page:
Other CGNS related software and older versions of the library are also available.
(NOTE: if building CGNS with an HDF5 version earlier than 1.8, then links will not work
when using HDF5 file type.)
Note about Compilers
Users should be aware that many new features in CGNS require the use of up-to-date
compilers. For example, older FORTRAN compilers that are not FORTRAN 2003 compliant (such as g77) will not
work for many CGNS features, and are not recommended or supported.
Note to Users of Version 2.5 CGNS
Current users of Version 2.5 should read the following short guide:
which describes some of the reasons for upgrading to the latest version 3 software as well as how to
handle portability issues between versions.
Known Bugs/Issues in Latest Official Release
- In the file /cgns/trunk/src/cgnslib_f.h.in, the comment lines on the first 28 lines should be
changed from "c" to "!". This has been fixed in the SVN version of the code.
- In the file /cgns/trunk/src/cgnslib.h, the macro I could conflict with the I in complex.h (if used).
This has been fixed in the SVN version of the code by redefining I to Ii.
- Parallel cgp_open can show major slowdown when many processors are employed. This issue is