OpenFOAM version 3.0.0 is the first major new version of OpenFOAM since 2011, which breaks some backward compatibility with the version 2 release that require some changes to one or two case files. It is is a snapshot of the OpenFOAM-dev repository, launched following the release of version 2.3.1 in December 2014, that includes over 800 code commits. Version 3.0.0 is distributed as:
- a packaged installation for Ubuntu Linux — the simplest installation option for OpenFOAM;
- a source pack for compilation on other Linux distributions.