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APBS 1.4.1 released

Dear APBS users --

We are pleased to announce the release of APBS 1.4.1. This was primarily a bug fix release, however, we have added a few new features we'd like to highlight:

  • Multigrid bug fix for volumes with large problem domains
  • We have added a preliminary implementation of geometric flow
  • Finite element method support has been re-enabled
  • Migration of the APBS source tree to GitHub (https://github.com/Electrostatics/apbs-pdb2pqr) for better collaboration, issue tracking, and source code management
  • Improved test suite... read more
Posted by Nathan Baker 2014-08-20

APBS 1.4.0 released

Dear APBS users --

We are pleased to announce the release of APBS 1.4.0. This version of APBS includes a massive rewrite to eliminate FORTRAN from the software code base to improve portability and facilitate planned optimization and parallelization activities. A more detailed list of changes is provided below.

Starting with this release, we have created separate installation packages for the APBS binaries, examples, and programmer's documentation. This change is in response to user requests and recognition of the large size of the examples and documentation directories.... read more

Posted by Nathan Baker 2012-08-01

New APBS Windows Installer

We have released a new version of the APBS Windows Installer with the following features:

* Ability to customize install path with correct behavior
* Interactive command line interface when double-clicking APBS program

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about this new installer.

Thank you for your support of APBS.

Posted by Nathan Baker 2012-01-04

APBS 1.3 released

Dear APBS users --

We are pleased to announce the release of APBS 1.3. This release contains several new features and bug fixes which are described in detail at http://goo.gl/l0Pt. Among these changes are several important features which should be of broad interest to the community.

* The primary URL for APBS Opal support has changed to leverage services provided by the National Biomedical Computation Resource (http://nbcr.net/). This provides additional computational resources to users who are interested in running calculations on remote resources, as described at http://goo.gl/CHZy. ... read more

Posted by Nathan Baker 2010-10-27

APBS 1.2.1 released

Dear APBS Users --

APBS 1.2.1 has been released. This is a bugfix release specifically aimed at addressing a problem with certain nonlinear Poisson-Boltzmann calculations. In particular, several users noticed that Poisson-Boltzmann calculations which focused into a low dielectric region would occasionally generate very large (~1E25 kJ/mol) energies. This was due to a bug that caused instability in the nonlinear Poisson-Boltzmann solver. This bug has been fixed in this release.... read more

Posted by Nathan Baker 2009-12-03

APBS 1.2.0 released

Hi All --

We are pleased to announce the latest release of APBS, version 1.2.0, available for download from http://www.poissonboltzmann.org/apbs/downloads. This version features a number of changes which are summarized online (http://tinyurl.com/apbs-1-2-0). Highlights include:

* Limited OpenMP support to parallelize computationally-intensive portions of APBS
* Improved Opal support
* Bug fixes... read more

Posted by Nathan Baker 2009-10-22

APBS 1.1.0

We are pleased to announce the release of APBS 1.1.0. This version of the software contains a number of new features including an Opal-based web services client to allow users to run calculations on remote computers and a new documentation site (http://apbs.wustl.edu/) with an improved user guide and tutorials. As usual, APBS can be downloaded from http://apbs.sourceforge.net/ and help can be obtained from the APBS-users mailing list.

Posted by Nathan Baker 2009-03-09

APBS 1.0.0

We are very pleased to announce the availability of APBS 1.0.0, a major update of APBS which contains a few bug fixes and several new features. A full change log for this release is attached below.

As usual, the latest version of APBS can be downloaded from http://apbs.sourceforge.net/ which also contains links to the software documentation and tutorials.

Thank you for your continuing interest in APBS.... read more

Posted by Nathan Baker 2008-04-21

APBS 0.5.1

We are pleased to announce the release of APBS 0.5.1, a minor update which fixes problems where 'bcfl sdh' behaved as 'bcfl zero' for net neutral proteins and includes a few new features. A full change log for this release is attached below and we apologize for any problems this bug may have caused.

As usual, the latest version of APBS can be downloaded from http://apbs.sourceforge.net/ which also contains links to the software documentation and tutorials.... read more

Posted by Nathan Baker 2007-07-17

APBS 0.5.0

Dear APBS users --

We're happy to announce the release of APBS 0.5.0, now available from the APBS web site (http://apbs.sourceforge.net/). This release contains a number of new features and bug fixes, including:

* A significantly streamlined configure/build/install procedure
* New features for apolar solvation calculations
* New spline-based charge and surface discretization methods
* More sophisticated boundary condition evaluation
* New tutorials, examples, and documentation
* XML input/output support... read more

Posted by Nathan Baker 2007-01-15

APBS feature survey

Dear APBS users --

Please take a few minutes to respond to a short, 6-question survey that will help us focus on the features most useful to the APBS community.

The survey URL is: http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB225H6AML7E9

Thank you for your help!

Sincerely,

The APBS Development Team

Posted by Nathan Baker 2006-07-17

APBS Public Release 0.4.0

I am very pleased to announce the release of APBS Version 0.4.0, now available from the SourceForge web site:

http://apbs.sourceforge.net

As this is a rather subtantial release with a long list of new features and bug fixes, it is recommended that all users upgrade at this time. For a full list of changes please see the ChangeLog.

Thank you for your continuing interest in APBS!

Todd Dolinsky

Posted by Todd Dolinsky 2005-12-14

Moving to SF.net!

We're in the process of migrating various portions of the APBS project to SourceForge.net to help encourage community development of the software.

Posted by Nathan Baker 2005-10-05