Skip navigation links
(CGNS Documentation Home Page) (Steering Committee Charter) (Overview and Entry-Level Document) (A User's Guide to CGNS) (Mid-Level Library) (Standard Interface Data Structures) (SIDS File Mapping Manual) (CGIO Manual) (Parallel CGNS User's Guide) (ADF Implementation) (HDF5 Implementation) (Python Implementation) (CGNS Tools and Utilities)

(Introduction) (The ADF Software Library) (Glossary of Terms) (History of ADF Version Releases) (File System Architectures) (File Version Control Numbering) (Design Considerations) (Conventions and Implementations) (Error Messages) (Default Values and Limits) (Database-Level Routines) (Data Structure and Management Routines) (Data Query Routines) (Data I/O Routines) (Miscellaneous Routines) (Sample Fortran Program) (Sample C Program)

History of ADF Version Releases

This section contains a list of all the versions of ADF Software Libraries that have been released since the first release in December 1995. Along with each release, we include a brief synopsis of the improvements made in this version. In the future, newer versions may be implemented and released and they will also be accessible on the World Wide Web.

    ADF A01 (December 1995)   This was the first release of the software. It includes the majority of the subroutines that are summarized in this document, and it was internally distributed for use at Boeing and to members of the working group (NASA and McDonnell Douglas).
ADF A02, A03 (July 1996) This release includes improvements and some bug fixes for the A01 version.
ADF B01 (September 1996) This release includes the first release of the ADF library and with the following subroutines added: Delete a Node, Add a Name (Change) on a Node, Change the Parent Node (move a Child).
ADF C00 (October 1996) This release includes the performance enhancements and support for more platforms (Cray T90, SGI 6.2, DEC Alpha, Intel Paragon).
ADF AXX (Future Release) It is anticipated that there will be future releases of the ADF core libraries, and they will include at a minimum the following additional routines (plus others that will provide enhancements as they are needed): Delete an Existing Database and Garbage Collection. Garbage Collection will redistribute the ADF file to use free-space that is not located at the end of the file.