Changes after the latest release (v2.4.0)

This is the list of changes made after the release of ASPECT version 2.4.0. All entries are signed with the names of the author.

  1. Changed: In our plugin systems, we have many factory functions that create objects and returned raw pointers; in many but not all places, these returned raw pointers were then converted to std::unique_ptrs. This has been changed now by (hopefully) consistently letting factory functions return std::unique_ptrs right away, and then dealing with them at the receiving end.
    (Wolfgang Bangerth, 2022/07/07)