It is almost three months from the last release (2008.4), so I would
like to roll out the 2009.1 by the beginning of the next week.
I am aware that this list has been rather silent recently, but if some
lurkers are still here, I would very appreciate testing/reporting bugs
for the development version, see below.
If you have some comments on how to improve our web site(s) , , do
not hesitate and post it here, please. I am aware that the documentation
is lacking, we are working on that, as well as on fixing the issues.
To help with the testing, proceed as follows:
0. Make sure the prerequisities  are installed.
1. Get the sources:
$ git clone git://git.sympy.org/sfepy.git
or: go to  and download the tarball of the latest snapshot
2. Build extension modules:
$ cd sfepy
$ make # you may need to tweak site_cfg.py, see site_cfg_template.py
3. Run tests:
all the tests should pass:
26 test file(s) executed in 78.13 s, 0 failure(s) of 34 test(s
in case some tests fail, rerun them as follows:
$ ./runTests.py tests/test_<failing test file>.py --debug
and post the output here, or (better) as a new issue at 
4. Try examples:
$ python examples/compare_elastic_materials.py
$ python examples/rs_correctors.py
5. Try some scripts:
$ ./script/convert_mesh.py -h
$ ./script/blockgen.py -h
I think we should get sfepy running over web. I have setup a Sage
notebook and it seems that as long as we can safe something to a png
file, we can work with this over a notebook.
Also, we should try to merge it with hermes, so that we can just
develop one (good!) FEM library and benefit from each other.
Looks like some exciting times are ahead of us. :)