This release involves mostly changes/adjustments to the build and collections management aspects of the KIM API package. There are only refactoring improvements in the actual KIM API code. These should not change the behavior of the code in any way. See the
NEWS file for a more complete summary of changes.
The significant changes to build and collections behavior are:
Package name: For better consistency with standard practice in the open source community, we have switched from
kim-api-v2 to simply
kim-api. This change will require very minor adjustments to the build setup for most codes that use/link to the KIM API. See the INSTALL file and the examples for updated procedures.
Simulator Models: These are now stored in a folder separate from the models in each collection. The
kim-api-collections-management utility and the
kim-api-collections-info libexec utility have been updated to be able to provide separate listings of simulator models.
For more information on the features of KIM API v2 see the documentation. Also see the
INSTALL files in the KIM API package root directory after downloading and extracting the package.