8th May 2020

OpenFOAM | Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

OpenFOAM is now packaged for the latest long term support (LTS) version of Ubuntu.  The version is Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, codenamed focal, supported until April 2025.  The packs include

  • openfoam-dev: package of the development line of OpenFOAM, which includes major code changes that can break backward compatibility.
  • openfoam7: package created from the OpenFOAM-7 source repository that incorporates latest code fixes without breaking backward compatibility.
  • paraviewopenfoam56: package of ParaView for OpenFOAM, installed automatically as a recommended package of openfoam-dev and openfoam7.

To install OpenFOAM-dev on Ubuntu 20.04, see: Download OpenFOAM-dev | Ubuntu

To install OpenFOAM 7 on Ubuntu 20.04, see: Download v7 | Ubuntu