Call to DD4hep Users

We, the DD4hep authors, are currently discussing possible improvements and extensions to the DD4hep toolkit.

Among the improvements we are aiming to incorporate we are considering the following extensions and features:

  • Fast simulation in DDG4
  • Visual overlap detection for geometry debugging
  • Gateway to a git based database (developed by LHCb) for DD4hep conditions and alignments as a possible persistency mechanism.

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DD4hep 1.8 Released and New License

We are happy to announce a new stable feature release of DD4hep version 1.8 with a total of 105 commits added to the repository since version 1.7. The release tarball can be downloaded from the repository:

https://github.com/AIDASoft/DD4hep/releases/tag/v01-08

This is the first release of DD4hep distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0, which was agreed to be the new DD4hep license.

This release has seen some major improvements in different areas, an overview of the most important changes and new features is provided in the following:

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