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Re: [EnergyPlus_Support] Highlight of Version 1.0.1 release
Sorry to say, down loading the original program never
happen in spite of every thing I did. So trying to
upload new upgrades would be near impossible.
I think that after conversing with a few outside
individuals the problem may be that it woon't work in
a computer that is set up to run NT programs!!
--- Linda Lawrie <linda@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In case some of you haven't realized it, Version
> 1.0.1 of EnergyPlus has
> been available from the website (www.energyplus.gov)
> since April 28,
> 2002. I know some of you have downloaded it
> already. Dru has been making
> a message to go out to all registered users but
> getting the over 7,500
> registered users email addresses in line has (no
> doubt) been somewhat
> problematic with his travel schedule.
> I thought I would alert you to a few highlights
> about Version 1.0.1 that
> you should take notice of.
> 1) TransitionV1-0-0-to-V1-0-1.exe -- this little
> program is designed to
> make the job of moving from Version 1.0.0 much, much
> easier for
> everyone! The intent is that this program will take
> your Version 1.0.0
> input files and convert them into Version 1.0.1
> input files -- with
> virtually no intervention required on your part!
> Many changes which happened in the Data Dictionary
> necessitated this kind of program and will set the
> stage for future
> transitions as well. While EnergyPlus may not
> always be backwards
> compatible with older versions of input files --
> this little applet will go
> a long way to help!
> We have tested this with all the Version 1.0.0 test
> suite files we could
> lay our hands on. But that doesn't mean all the
> bugs are gone! If you
> find one, let us know and we will post a new version
> of the program
> (hopefully correcting the bug) to the files areas.
> 2) We have compressed release cycles. As one of
> the questions in the
> revised FAQ Reference notes:
> We will make official Sub-Minor Versions publicly
> available. But only
> after they have undergone rigorous testing and
> packaging. Interim builds
> of these may be available to "beta-testers" on an
> "asis" basis. For
> example, prior to the first public release, we had 5
> public betas released.
> The next official "public" release will be 1.1 -
> scheduled for release in
> Spring 2003. However, we are adopting a shorter
> sub-minor release version
> schedule with these target dates:
> 1.0.2 - Spring/Summer 2002 - some crucial changes
> that didn't make it into
> 1.0.3 - Late Summer/Early Fall 2002
> 1.0.4 - Late Fall/Early Winter 2002
> More details on what will be contained in these
> "releases" will be
> available in the discussion groups and/or the
> EnergyPlus web site.
> 3) Revised Documentation. Of course, the Input
> Output Reference and
> Engineering Documents have both been enhanced. The
> Getting Started and
> Overview documents have been revised and combined.
> Two new documents have
> been introduced: Auxiliary Programs -- discusses
> the Weather Converter
> program, Ground Temperature approach, the Transition
> program mentioed above
> and the HVAC templates; Output Details and Examples
> -- appearing somewhat
> skeletal in this release but shows each of the
> output files from EnergyPlus
> and describes them briefly.
> Well, that's all I wanted to bring to light at this
> time. Enjoy.
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