On 26-Feb-23 10:59, cor.janse...@gmail.com
> Years ago we used Chrono to simulate a machine we did develop. Now we
> want to work on an upgrade of the machine. And I would like to upgrade
> Chrono too.
> But the version we used was 4.0.0. And I noticed 7.0.1 is coming out
> soon. So is it wise to upgrade? Or are the differences between 4 and 7
> to big?
Actually version 8.0.0 was released a month ago. The Git repository
history has 6.0.0 as its first release so I could not comment on how big
the differences are. Luckily physics themselves have not changed. ;)
Maybe one of the people associated with the project long-term can
comment on this a bit better.
> What problems can I expect?
> Any advice on how to do this upgrade?
> I noticed also that OpenGL is supported now. That is really great.
> Will the change from Irrlicht to OpenGL be a lot of work?
Personally I would not recommend moving to OpenGL support in Chrono
right now. The "best supported" visualization currently released is
still IrrLicht but right after the 8.0.0 release the first big steps
were taken to add support for Vulkan Scene Graph (VSG)
and that is probably the one
to consider if you intend to migrate away from IrrLicht.