Release Notes for VisIt 2.13.2

Welcome to VisIt's release notes page. This page describes the important enhancements and bug-fixes that were added to this release.

Bugs fixed in version 2.13.2

  • Added back the disabling of using High-Resolution drawing on OSX versions at 10.10 or higher since it causes rendering issues on Retina Displays.
  • Added UNC style path support for Windows. This should resolve problems saving/reading config files when running on diskless images, and remove the necessity for setting VISITUSERHOME environment variable.
  • Corrected several errors in the NERSC host profiles. The haswell_interactive and knl_interactive profiles for cori had the partition set when they shouldn't have. The regular profile for edison had an invalid node to processor ratio.
  • Corrected a serious memory leak where the graphical user interface could easily go over 1 gigabytes in memory usage. Memory was leaked each time the active plot was changed as well as when plots were added, deleted, hidden or shown.
  • Corrected a bug, introduced in version 2.13.1, opening multipart Silo files that had a .root extension.
  • Corrected a bug on Windows, introduced in version 2.13.1, where clicking the 'Change username' option in the password window when connecting to a remote host would prevent the password window from reappearing.

Enhancements in version 2.13.2

  • Added host profiles for the LLNL rzalastor machine.
  • The Explode operator has been added. This operator allows users to extract and manipulate the materials and cells of their datasets through "explosions" of different origins. There are three types of origins allowed: point, plane, and cylinder. When exploding materials, the dataset's materials are extracted and displaced in a direction and distance derived from their relationship to the origin. Exploding cells produces a similar effect, but with cells rather than materials. There are a number of options available to users for refining the behavior of explosions, such as tuning the force applied to the materials/cells during explosion, deciding whether to explode the cells of a material or the entire dataset, and having the ability to layer multiple explosions over one another. For more general information on this operator, visit our Sphinx documentation. For a tutorial on making movies using the explode operator, visit our Wiki page.
  • Added some minor enhancements to the ffp and unv readers.
  • Enhanced the array_decompose() expression function to specify components by name (string) as well as pick the closest component to that specified in the expression.

For any additional questions, send e-mail to visit-users [at] (VisIt Users).