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Nektar++ 4.3.4: all the regression tests fail after a successful compilation

The issue

After successfully compiling Nektar 4.3.4, we proceeded to run the “ctest” command to execute all the regression tests. Unluckily for us, every single one failed:

292/399 Test #292: ADRSolver_Helmholtz3D_CubePeriodic_RotateFace ……………………………….***Failed 0.01 sec Start 293: ADRSolver_CubeAllElements 293/399 Test #293: ADRSolver_CubeAllElements …………………………………………………***Failed 0.01 sec Start 294: ADRSolver_ImDiffusion_m12

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plplot5.9.9 libraries on Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 segfault

The issue

According to some professors working in my department, newer versions of the plplot library ship with an entirely new API, rendering all that legacy scientific code unusable. So instead of re-writing all the code that make use of the plplot routines, they have asked me to install a previous […]

utf-8-py: a script that fixes ownCloud non-UTF8 filenames issues

The utf8.py script

Some months ago I had to face an annoying issue that affected the ownCloud client during the folder-synchronization process. As a result of that I wrote a trivial python script that helped me fix rename the non-UTF8 filenames using the UTF-8 encoding. Today I had to deal with […]