Issue TrackingThis is a forum for reporting issues with OpenFOAM.
We encourage users to report issues as part of an agile development strategy that rapidly improves software quality and robustness.
An "Issue" means "any behaviour that does not meet reasonable expectations, including in design and usability".
An Issue does not mean "error in the use of OpenFOAM".
This site does not provide free support for the use of OpenFOAM.
Reports that indicate a significant possibility of user error will be closed or deleted.
Closed reports cannot be reopened.
Reporting an IssueExisting/previous issues can be freely viewed on this site without registration.
To report an issue, you must register here. The process is quick and secure.
We can only resolve an issue if we can understand and reproduce it. An issue report therefore must include the following:
- The version of OpenFOAM and operating system.
- A clear description of the problem to help others who encounter a similar issue in the future.
- Evidence that user error is not the cause of the issue.
- A clear set of instructions that reproduces the issue, including key files, if required.
- (Optionally) A patch, suggestion or idea to resolve the issue.
FeedbackVery often we request feedback and testing from a user to confirm certain points.
Ultimately, we would like confirmation that an issue is resolved.
Please provide the feedback until the issue is resolved, rather than walking away as soon as your problem is fixed.
Resolution for AllOpenFOAM has thousands of users working across a very broad range of applications, in industry and academia.
When working to resolve an issue, please respect the fact that changes to OpenFOAM must take account of the needs of all its users.
Resolved Issues and OpenFOAM-devChanges to OpenFOAM to resolve an issue are generally pushed into OpenFOAM-dev - the development line of OpenFOAM.
Sometimes they are pushed into the bug-fix sources of the latest version, e.g. OpenFOAM-5.x.
OpenFOAM-dev is releasable-quality. It is packaged weekly for modern versions of Linux, MacOS and Windows 10.
Install OpenFOAM-dev, for the latest fixes to issues reported on this site.