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docs/tex/release-2.1.0/petsc.new.local.version

 
 MCS PETSc users,
 
-We have installed a new local version of PETSc (version 2.0.29) in
-/home/petsc/petsc-2.0.29.  A list of new features and changes in PETSc
+We have installed a new local version of PETSc (version 2.1.0) in
+/home/petsc/petsc-2.1.1.  A list of new features and changes in PETSc
 is available via
      http://www.mcs.anl.gov/petsc/docs/changes
 
 to let us know by writing to petsc-maint@mcs.anl.gov if you experience
 any problems with the new code, as we should be able to resolve them
 quickly.  Also, let us know if you need to use a variant of
-PETSc-2.0.29 that hasn't been built (by specifying the needed
+PETSc-2.1.0 that hasn't been built (by specifying the needed
 PETSC_ARCH and BOPT).
 
 
 Thanks for your support.  
-Satish, Bill, Lois and Barry
+Satish, Kris, Bill, Dinesh, Lois, and Barry
 
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docs/tex/release-2.1.0/petsc.new.release

 
 PETSc Users,
 
-We have just released a new version of PETSc (2.0.29) with a variety
-of extensions, enhancements, and bug fixes to the software.  A list of new
-features and changes in PETSc is available via
-     http://www.mcs.anl.gov/petsc/docs/changes
-Also, before installing a new version of PETSc, please see the list
-of patches at
-     http://www.mcs.anl.gov/petsc/petsc-patches.html
-to determine whether any are required for your machine(s) of interest.
+   We are pleased to announce the release of PETSc 2.1; parallel
+software libraries for the implicit solution of PDEs and related
+problems. The features of this release include (1) a sparse, symmetric
+matrix storage format including sequential Choleksy and ICC(k), (2) a
+complete framework for parallel linear multigrid on structured grids
+(for both linear and nonlinear problems), (3) Mandel's balancing
+Neumann-Neumann method for scalar PDEs, (4) an interface to the
+Tufo-Fischer highly efficient parallel coarse grid direct solver
+library tfs, (5) support for managing "composite" vectors consisting
+of subvectors that represent conceptually different quantities (for
+example, constraints or Lagrange multipliers), (6) more complete
+hypertext documentation including links to hypertext versions of all
+the examples and source code.
+
+PETSc is available at http://www.mcs.anl.gov/petsc. A list of features
+and changes in PETSc is at http://www.mcs.anl.gov/petsc/docs/changes
 
 As always, please send bug reports, questions, and requests for new 
 features to petsc-maint@mcs.anl.gov.
 Thanks for your continued support.
 
 The PETSc developers,
-Satish, Bill, Lois, and Barry
-
-
+Satish, Kris, Bill, Dinesh, Lois, and Barry
+
+Why 2.1? PETSc 2.1 represents the cumulation of several years effort 
+to convert PETSc 2.0 to use dynamic libraries. Dynamic libraries allow
+you to delay until runtime the choice of what algorithms and data
+structures you wish to run with; this increases the application codes
+flexibility and makes it trivial to determine experimentally the best
+available data structures and algorithms for YOUR particular problem.