Beta releases of OOMMF 1.1

This is the latest official release of the OOMMF micromagnetic software. To reflect that this is a research code, and not intended as a commercial product, it is labeled a "beta" release. However, we are treating this as a stable release.

We are maintaining a bibliography of papers using OOMMF. If you publish results using this software, we would appreciate an email with the citation, so we can include it in our list.

The latest beta release is from 15-Jan-2004. See the CHANGES file for a summary of the differences between releases.

Be sure to retain the directory structure when unpacking. Then check the README file in the oommf subdirectory, and the online documentation and quickstart pages. If you have questions, please contact michael.donahue@nist.gov.

This code requires Tcl/Tk. We recommend the latest stable (i.e., not alpha or beta) release of Tcl and Tk concurrent with your release of OOMMF (except as noted). OOMMF software does not support any alpha or beta releases of Tcl/Tk, and each release of OOMMF may not work with later releases of Tcl/Tk. Check the release dates of both OOMMF and Tcl/Tk to ensure compatibility.

Important note 1: If you are using one of the pre-compiled binary releases, then the version of Tcl/Tk on your system must match the Tcl/Tk version against which the OOMMF binaries were built. For example, if you have Tcl/Tk 8.4.5 installed, then you should download the build of OOMMF for Tcl/Tk 8.4.x. If you mismatch, then OOMMF silently fails to start-up.

Important note 2: On Windows, this release of OOMMF requires a 32-bit (x86) build of Tcl/Tk. The excutables will not run against a 64-bit (x64) build of Tcl/Tk, and the sources will not compile against it either.

Threaded Tcl/Tk Note: OOMMF does not support thread enabled builds of Tcl/Tk. If you are running Tcl/Tk 8.3.0 or later, you can check if your build is thread enabled by starting a tclsh shell, and issuing the command "parray tcl_platform" at the prompt. If you get a "tcl_platform(threaded) = 1" line, then your build is thread enabled and OOMMF might not work properly.

DISCLAIMER: This software was developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology by employees of the Federal Government in the course of their official duties. Pursuant to Title 17 Section 105 of the United States Code this software is not subject to copyright protection and is in the public domain.

OOMMF is an experimental system. NIST assumes no responsibility whatsoever for its use by other parties, and makes no guarantees, expressed or implied, about its quality, reliability, or any other characteristic.

We would appreciate acknowledgment if the software is used.

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