This release is a complete rewrite of freesteam in plain C. The two-way solver now makes use of GSL, instead of being standalone. There are new APIs for C, Python, and ASCEND. The code extends the use of "reverse" equations e.g. for (p,h). The correlations have been updated, where applicable, to revised IAPWS-IF97 release documents. New code for generation of (p,h) and other diagrams is included. This release includes packaging metafiles for generation of .debs for Ubuntu. The SONAME of libfreesteam.so is now ".1.0" due to the new API.
Since the last release was noted on Freshmeat,
some errors in the thermal conductivity
correlation have been identified and fixed. The
test suite has been updated to ensure that the
correct values are output. Some improvements to
support on the Windows platform have been
This release adds the ability to access steam
properties from Python and
experimental support for the ASCEND modeling
environment. It compiles
under Linux and MinGW (Windows). This is the first
version to use the
"SCons" build tool. A memory leak in version 0.5.5
has been fixed.