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New-Age PHOEBE is coming soon...
Subversion repository is changing!

With heavy development on the new version of PHOEBE, the subversion repository that serves PHOEBE sources has changed. The 0.2x branch of PHOEBE has moved to the obsolete/ branch of the repository; the 0.3x branch of PHOEBE has moved to the stable/ branch of the repository; the devel/ branch remains empty for just a while longer -- until we make sure all critical bugs have been addressed -- and from that point onwards the drinks rule applies. For more information on the subversion structure please click here.

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4th PHOEBE power-meeting announcement
Villanova, Jan 21-Feb 1, 2013

The PHOEBE development team cordially invites everyone interested in the new-age PHOEBE development to participate in the 4th power-meeting hosted at Villanova, Pennsylvania. Power meetings are 1- to 2-week get-togethers of developers devoted to brainstorming and implementation of new ideas. With everyone away from their daily obligations for a couple of weeks, we focus solely on PHOEBE development in a collaborative, productive environment. The 4th power-meeting at Villanova will be devoted to the GUI, to backend testing and to implementing new physics. If you plan on attending, please fill out the registration form.

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PHOEBE power-meeting announcement
Tue, 2012-04-17 12:12
Ljubljana, June 25-29, 2012

The PHOEBE development team cordially invites everyone interested in the new-age PHOEBE development to participate in the 3rd power-meeting hosted in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Power meetings are 1- to 2-week get-togethers of developers devoted to brainstorming and implementation of new ideas. With everyone away from their daily obligations for a week, we focus solely on PHOEBE development in a collaborative, productive environment. The 3rd power-meeting in Ljubljana will be devoted to backend testing and debugging. If you plan on attending (even tentatively), please fill out the registration form.

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PHOEBE in the making
Thu, 2012-01-12 10:47
A new age PHOEBE is being created!

Hopefully this piece of news will be of interest to you: prompted by the unprecedented accuracy of Kepler light curves, the PHOEBE development team is working on a complete redesign of PHOEBE. We are refining all aspects of the code to come up with a flexible, modern framework that will (1) meet the requirements for ultra-high precision modeling, and (2) allow for easy and convenient expansion of the feature-set. Our development motto is that PHOEBE should be able to model a UFO eclipsing a Ferrari.

As an example, you may click on the image above (or this link) to see a small animation of triangulating the surface of a star by the newly implemented marching method based on the work by Hartmann (1998), The Visual Computer, 14, 95. The algorithm performs robustly on distorted surfaces (i.e. overcontact binaries) as well. This will significantly improve the accuracy of the model. For the impatient, the new code resides in the sandbox area on SVN. Interested in details or joining in on the effort? Drop us a line on phoebe-devel.

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MAC installation instructions updated
Sun, 2011-08-28 00:14
PHOEBE installation instructions on Apples have been updated, courtesy of Joe Schick, Villanova University. You may find them here.

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