Software development plans for PyLith.
The diagram shows the priority of adding features to PyLith along with their dependencies on each other. The features are color coded to signify whether they are related to computational science or geophysics as well as the amount of effort involved in their implementation. The geophysics features are further categorized by whether they are features of Tecton or new features never present in Tecton (or its successors, LithoMop and PyLith 0.8).
The community has expressed strong support integrating all of the features of Tecton into PyLith by Dec 2008. The ordering of the priorities balances this community consensus with the desires of the developers. Given the current obligations of the developers (Brad Aagaard, Charles Williams, and Matthew Knepley), a relatively optimistic timeline does not permit implementation of all of Tecton's features until approximately June 2009. Additional CIG developer time and/or development by members of the community would expedite the timeline.
large deformations == Update mesh geometry (coordinates of vertices) based on deformation