DUNE, the Distributed and Unified Numerics Environment is a modular toolbox for solving partial differential equations (PDEs) with grid-based methods. It supports the easy implementation of methods like Finite Elements (FE), Finite Volumes (FV), and also Finite Differences (FD).
DUNE is free software licensed under the GPL (version 2) with a so called “runtime exception” (see license). This licence is similar to the one under which the libstdc++ libraries are distributed. Thus it is possible to use DUNE even in proprietary software.
The underlying idea of DUNE is to create slim interfaces allowing an efficient use of legacy and/or new libraries. Modern C++ programming techniques enable very different implementations of the same concept (i.e. grids, solvers, …) using a common interface at a very low overhead. Thus DUNE ensures efficiency in scientific computations and supports high-performance computing applications.
The Dune 2.5.1
maintenance release is out. You can download the tarballs, checkout
v2.5.1 tag via Git, or get prebuilt packages from Debian
Included in the release are the core modules (dune-common, dune-geometry, dune-grid, dune-grid-howto, dune-istl, dune-localfunctions) and several modules from the staging area (dune-functions, dune-typetree, dune-uggrid).
Please refer to the release notes for a more detailed listing of what has changed in the new release.
The Dune mailing lists have
moved. Previously they were using addresses in the
domain; this has been changed to
@lists.dune-project.org. Please update
your address books, and, if applicable, your mail filters. The web interface
for administrative tasks and list archives continues to be available at
In addition, lists that were no longer needed have been removed.
We are happy to announce that the proceedings of the third Dune user meeting, held in 2015, have been published in archives of numerical software. You can find all ten papers in the current issue of the magazine.
Please note that we are currently working on a print edition and will let you know once it is available.
We would like to thank all authors and referees for their valuable work.