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  • v2.5.0 Changes

    April 26, 2020

    ⚡️ Some library reorganization, additional static analysis(CppLint and clang-tidy), multiBroker, updates to the webserver including some new capabilities for creating and destroying brokers.

    Note: the helics_broker has a bug when using the implicit default core type; as a temporary workaround either run it with the --coretype argument or use the helics_app broker subcommand.

    🔄 Changed

    • Split the HELICS core library into a separate core and network library
    • ⚡️ Update FMT library to version 6.2.0
    • 🛠 The core and broker Factories use a map instead of a fixed list which is a step toward allowing user defined cores
    • ⚡️ Updated CLI11 included code to customized version to allow configuration of cores and brokers through Json files
    • The ordering of the helics_error_types enum is in ascending order
    • 🔨 Refactored the Matlab and Java swig interface builds to enable standalone builds

    🛠 Fixed

    • ➕ Added CPPlint and fixed a number of issues that check identified.

    ➕ Added

    • helicsEndpointSendMessageObjectZeroCopy to allow transferring messages with minimal copying.
    • helics<Interface>IsValid functions to the C API
    • helicscpp::cleanHelicsLibrary to the C++98 API.
    • A Comm factory to the Core to enable constructing Comm interfaces directly from the type.
    • ⚡️ The REST API in the webserver was updated to include ability to create and destroy brokers.
    • A websocket server similar to the REST API but will respond to JSON queries.
    • ✅ A test suite for the HTTP and websocket servers.
    • A Multibroker that can allow multiple communication types to interact together.
    • 🏗 Support for HELICS_BUILD_CONFIGURATION cmake variable for building on unique platforms. The only supported one right now is "PI" for building on raspberry pi platforms.

    🗄 Deprecated

    • 🚚 in the C shared library helicsFederateGetMessage, helicsEndpointGetMessage, and helicsEndpointSendMessage are deprecated in favor of the object version These will be removed in HELICS 3.0
    • 🗄 deprecated helicsEndpointClearMessage this function does nothing right now, all messages are on a federate level.
    • 🗄 Deprecated error functions in the C++ Federate API in favor of localError and globalError.
  • v2.4.2 Changes

    March 27, 2020

    🛠 Increased code coverage and additional bug fixes.

    👍 On March 31, 2020 support for installing HELICS using the Spack develop branch was added

    🔄 Changed

    • ⚡️ Update toml11 library to 3.3.1 with some warning fixes for C++17
    • The query handling in the core library was cleaned up to be more extensible and uniform

    🛠 Fixed

    • 🍎 MacOS build with python 2.7 failure
    • Fixed some issues with the build/test process if the ENABLE_ZMQ_CORE=OFF
    • 🛠 Fixed a potential issue with queries if they are triggered before the connection ack
    • An issue with host name resolution on some systems with restricted DNS lookup
    • 👍 Allow camelCase in file parameters from JSON
    • 🛠 Fixed linking error with default OpenMPI Spack package
    • 🛠 Fixed timing benchmark federate name

    ➕ Added

    • ✅ A series of tests for MessageFederate.cpp to increase coverage on that file to 100%
    • Callbacks for custom filters in the C shared library
    • ✅ A series of tests for CoreApp, BrokerApp, and FederateInfo and a few fixes for them
    • ✅ A few additional tests of helics supports types and conversions
    • CoreApp has a connect() and reset() method and constructor from a Core shared pointer
    • BrokerApp has a connect() method and constructor from a Broker shared pointer
    • Added a data_flow_graph query which gets all the connections in a federation
  • v2.4.1 Changes

    March 06, 2020

    🛠 Increased code coverage and additional bug fixes. The error propagation in HELICS was improved such that local errors can be escalated to global errors, and a federate can define errors coming from the federate that are handled appropriately and can halt a co-simulation.

    Note for macOS users there is a bug that will be fixed in the next release that prevents building the Python interface with SWIG -- this mostly impacts the small number of users on Python 2.7.

    🔄 Changed

    • 🏗 The helics webserver will build by default if the conditions are met
    • 🚀 Update filesystem library to v1.3.0
    • The behavior of the Federate*Complete operations is slightly modified to be uniform and consistent, no API changes
    • 🔧 Configuration of flags and targets for interfaces in JSON and TOML files can be done in multiple sections
    • The benchmark federates have been changed to use a common base benchmark federate class for more consistent behavior
    • Switched to including netif as a git submodule
    • 🚀 the error Function in the C++ API is now the same as localError previously it was primary useful for logging and didn't do much, and will be deprecated in the next minor release.
    • 🚀 Updated the GitHub actions (clang-format, swig interface updates, and release builds) to use actions/[email protected]
    • 🏁 Cleaned up the Windows installer (better component names/descriptions and groups, link to Gitter, and require installing Headers to install SWIG)
    • ⚡️ Updated the HELICS apps manpages with new options

    🛠 Fixed

    • Issue with iterative requests that were not being honored if the federate was acting in isolation
    • A few pathways which would allow segmentation faults if a federate was disconnected and particular functions were called
    • ✅ ValueFederate addIndexedTargets, the function template would not work as was written and was unusable, it is now tested and operational.

    ➕ Added

    • HELICS_DISABLE_WEBSERVER option to turn off building of the webserver. It will build by default if Boost is enabled and is version 1.70 or higher; otherwise it is disabled.
    • ✅ A series of tests for Federate.cpp to increase coverage on that file to 100%
    • ✅ A series of tests for ValueFederate.*pp to increase coverage on that file to 100%
    • 🏗 Docker image for a helics builder which includes build tools and the helics installation
    • 🏁 helics can be installed on MSYS2 using pacman.
    • Standalone benchmark federates for use in multinode benchmark runs
    • 🏗 A FreeBSD 12.1 CI build using Cirrus CI
    • 🚀 Sending an event from GitHub Actions release builds to trigger updating additional HELICS packages when a new release is made
    • localError, and GlobalError function calls the Federate API and in the C++ and sharedLibrary.
    • helics_terminate_on_error flag to escalate what would be a local error into a global one that will halt the co-simulation. This flag can be specified through the flag to federates or to brokers and cores through a command line option --terminate_on_error
    • addDependency function was added to the C++ Federate API and shared library API, it can add a direct dependency between federates manually.
    • 🚀 A 32-bit Windows zip install archive for releases
    • "global_time", "current_time", and "state" queries for brokers and cores, and "current_time" query for federates.
    • 👌 Support for a 'helics-release-build' event trigger to the release build GitHub Actions workflow

    🗄 Deprecated

    ✂ Removed

    • HELICS_ENABLE_WEBSERVER option to enable the webserver. This option was added as experimental in 2.4.0
    • 🏁 VS2015 Windows Server 2012 CI build is removed. Azure Pipelines is removing the image because it is outdated and sees little use. VS2015 is still tested through Appveyor for the time being.
  • v2.4.0 Changes

    February 04, 2020

    Important note for macOS 10.15 Catalina users : Apple made running unsigned apps more strict, downloading and running the helics binaries in the macOS package will get blocked. A workaround is to download the package using curl in Terminal instead. e.g. curl -LO https://github.com/GMLC-TDC/HELICS/releases/download/v2.4.0/Helics-2.4.0-macOS-x86_64.zip.

    🚀 A few bug fixes, code coverage on the shared library increased to 100%, library updates, Broker server enhancements including an http REST API, and a lot of work on the build systems to enable easier releases and packaging.

    🔄 Changed

    • ⚡️ filesystem include updated to 1.2.10
    • ⚡️ CLI11 updated to 1.9
    • ⚡️ fmt updated to 6.1.2
    • 🚀 variant header updated to latest release
    • ⚡️ Update the units library (v0.3.0)
    • The TOML interpreter used in HELICS was changed to toml11
    • 📦 Some unnecessary files were removed from the all source package
    • some internal CMake options and messages were not using new format for message
    • ⚡️ Major updates to the python modules build system including merging the python3 and python 2 builds into the same CMake generator
    • CMake cleanup and formatting
    • 🍎 A series of changes to the build for more widely supported installations on Linux and MacOS
    • The .clang-format file was modified slightly and the entire code base reformatted to the new specification
    • 📇 the metadata information for the benchmarks was updated
    • The FilterOperator class was altered to include a vector output for use with cloning
    • TCP and UDP core types are not by default backwards compatible with <2.4 brokers. The flag "--noack_connect" will need to be passed as part of the coreinitialization string to allow this to work if need be. ZMQ_SS cores are not considered interoperable with <2.4 brokers due to a number of bugs. In a few select cases it might still work.

    🛠 Fixed

    • 🍎 macOS rpath information on the built binaries
    • Some issues with swig include directories to allow it to work in other circumstances
    • 🏗 an issue with building the java interface in MSYS2
    • 👉 an issue with the HELICS_USE_NEW_PYTHON_FIND CMake option
    • Some thread sanitizer identified issues
    • A series of issues from static analyzers
    • 👻 an issue in the shared library create core that could emit an exception
    • A series of issues related to remote cloning filters not being inline
    • Several issues with the zmqss core type it is not backwards compatible with <2.4 brokers
    • 🛠 The code coverage on the C shared library was increased to 100% and a number of small bugs fixed as a result. The overall coverage increased to 71.5%

    ➕ Added

    • 🐧 Several installers for Linux and Mac and builds for pip install
    • 👍 Allow standalone builds for the python interface
    • ➕ Added a Ring Message benchmark, like the ring Benchmark except using messages as the token
    • ➕ Added a Multinode phold benchmark
    • ➕ Added a c shared library echo benchmark
    • git logic to check if the submodules are at the correct version
    • an option for a githook to check the formatting
    • ⚠ git warning if the submodule versions are not at the correct version
    • a timing benchmark similar to the echo benchmark
    • ✅ a number of tests for the C shared library including evil tests for testing bad input
    • 🏗 Hooks to test the coverage builds
    • a feature to mark a broker or federate as slow responding so it doesn't time out automatically
    • 🔧 EditorConfig and .gitattributes for cleaner diff and automatic editor configuration
    • 🛠 An incorrect call in the Matlab swig code was fixed
    • Automatic generation of pull requests for source code formatting
    • ➕ Add metadata information to the benchmarks for automatic processing
    • Broker server functionality for tcp core, zmqss core, and udp core
    • 🏗 An experimental web server that can be used with the broker server or the broker executables. (requires boost 1.70+ to build)
    • man pages for the helics applications

    🗄 Deprecated

    • 🚀 The ZMQ_SS core type is not generally compatible between 2.3 and 2.4 Minor releases due to bug fixes.
  • v2.3.1 Changes

    November 22, 2019

    🐛 Bug Fixes and some code refactoring, pkg-config files have been added to the installs

    🔄 Changed

    • 🔧 Default installation path for MSYS2 is now configured to be part of the system path, typically /mingw64/ or /mingw32/
    • HELICS_ENABLE_SLOW_PACKAGING_TESTS renamed to HELICS_ENABLE_SUBPROJECT_TESTS to better reflect usage
    • ⚡️ filesystem library updated to clear up some warnings
    • 🚀 The CI system now runs Xcode9 as the oldest release
    • 🚀 Automatic releases build system was changed to use scripts

    🛠 Fixed

    • 📚 Some documentation links in the docs
    • 🏗 Missing helics-enums.h header from the install if HELICS_BUILD_CXX_SHARED_LIB was not enabled
    • 👉 ZMQ install locations on Linux and macOS if ZMQ is used as a subproject without the HELICS_USE_ZMQ_STATIC_LIB option enabled
    • 🚀 The linux shared library release build so it is compatible with a larger number of systems including older ones back to glibc 2.12.
    • Fix some documentation and issues with using the STATIC_STANDARD_LIB CMake option

    ➕ Added

    • CMake option for HELICS_DISABLE_ASIO to completely remove the use the ASIO library, turns off the UDP, and TCP core types, all real-time capabilities, and timeout and heartbeat detection for cores and brokers. ASIO doesn't support all version of cygwin.
    • pkg-config files for the shared libraries are now installed to <prefix>/lib/pkg-config on unix like systems
    • 🏗 Tests and CI builds for installed CMake package files and pkg-config files

    🗄 Deprecated

    • 🍎 Trying to install on linux/macos systems with cmake older than 3.13 and ZMQ used as a subproject with the shared library is no longer supported. It is likely this use scenario was broken before, now it produces a warning.

    ✂ Removed

    • 🏗 If HELICS_BUILD_BENCHMARKS is enabled, the option for ENABLE_INPROC_CORE will not show in the cmake-gui.
    • 🏗 If HELICS_BUILD_TESTS is enabled, the option for ENABLE_TEST_CORE will not show in the cmake-gui.
  • v2.3.0 Changes

    November 12, 2019

    🚀 Minor release with lots of CMake updates and build changes and a few fixes and additions. The biggest change is in the C++ shared library and complete removal of boost::test.

    🔄 Changed

    • Converted the shared_library_tests and application_api tests to use Google test instead of Boost test
    • 🏗 Most HELICS CMake options have changed to HELICS_**, with the exception of BUILD_XXX_INTERFACE, and ENABLE_XXX_CORE. These options will not change until HELICS 3.0, at which point all HELICS related CMake options that are not standard CMake options will have a leading HELICS_
    • 🚀 The version string printed by HELICS will include git hash codes and base version information for non-release builds
    • Some attempts were made to further modernize the usage in CMake. This effort ended up fixing a few bugs in certain conditions and simplifying things, and the CMake code was also run through a formatter
    • The exported C++ shared library has been heavily modified to only include functions in the public API, and is now the recommended way to link with HELICS directly in a C++ program. A HELICS::helics-shared target is now available for linking through CMake. If libraries were previously linking with the installed static library this is a BREAKING Change. Those previously linking with the C++ shared library may also need modifications. Changes include:
      • The coreFactory and brokerFactory headers are deprecated as part of the public headers, they are still used internally but should not be used by linking libraries. The public version will remain stable but show deprecated messages. The internal version used by the core will likely be modified in the future.
      • New headers for CoreApp and BrokerApp can be used to provide nearly all the same capabilities in the application API.
      • New headers typeOperations.hpp and timeOperations.hpp were added to the application_api to provide string operations for the time and core types. In the shared-library core-time, and core-type headers included these headers but that will be deprecated in the future.
      • CMake options for building utilities/units/json as object libraries have been removed as they were no longer needed.
      • The cereal library is moved to the external folder in the helics directory and is now required to be available for the C++ shared library, so a CMake variable making it optional was removed.
      • The reason for this change was partly as a stepping stone for other internal library changes, and to simplify the build complexity and allow more flexibility in linking libraries without impacting the installed interfaces. The previous methods and installed libraries were coming into conflict with other packages and posing increasing challenges in maintenance and linking. This change forced more separation in the HELICS layers, and the installed libraries and simplified a lot of the build generation scripts.
    • ⚡️ CLI11, utilities, filesystem and units libraries were updated with latest revisions.

    🛠 Fixed

    • Race condition when removing subscriptions or targets from an interface
    • 🛠 Fixed mistakenly excluded tests and the resulting failures in the CI builds
    • Some of the interface functions (Python, Java, etc) were generating incorrect code for getting raw data from inputs.
    • 🛠 The language API's were not handling Ctrl-C user disconnects well, so some fixes were added to handle that situation better.

    ➕ Added

    • A set of included HELICS benchmarks using the Google benchmark library.
      • echo benchmark
      • echo message benchmark
      • ring benchmark
      • PHOLD benchmarks for single machine
      • message size and count benchmark
      • filter benchmark based on echo message benchmark
      • actionMessage benchmarks
      • data conversion benchmarks
    • 🏗 The src, test, benchmarks directory can now be used as a root directory for CMake to do the appropriate build with few options.
    • 👍 Dedicated internal functions for conversion of bool operators, strings such as "off", "false", "disabled", "inactive" are now supported as valid bool values that can be passed.
    • Shared libraries for the C++ Application api and apps library are built and installed containing only public API functions and classes. potential breaking change as the CMake library names have changed and the C++ shared library is modified
    • ✅ Tests executing and linking with the shared libraries
    • Example linking with the shared libraries
    • a build_flags_target is exported with flags that may effect compilation
    • a compile_flags_target is exported, mostly for seeing which non-abi related flags HELICS was built with.
    • a helicsXXXMakeConnections function which takes a file to establish linkages for Core and Broker to the C shared API.
    • Automated generation of interface code for Python, Matlab, and Java interfaces and automatic PR's with the changes
    • Overloads of federate creation functions in C++ for CoreApp
    • Overloads of filter creation function in C++ to use CoreApp
    • 📄 Docstrings were added using swig -doxygen to Python, Python2 and Java interfaces
    • ➕ Add "queries" query to core, federate, and broker which gets a list of available queries
    • ➕ Add "isconnected", "filters", "inputs" query to core to retrieve list of available filters and inputs, and if the core is connected.
    • ➕ Added an INPROC core type, which replaces the TEST core for most user uses, the TEST core does the same thing but has additional functionality to mock network issues for testing, more of these capabilities will be added. The INPROC core will remain simplified and as fast as possible for in process federations.
    • 🏁 Windows CI builds for visual studio 2019, 2017, 2015 on Azure, reduced workload on Appveyor.
    • 🚀 Automatic release file generation for a shared library package on macOS and Linux, and a more complete macOS installation archive. Supported versions are macOS Catalina 10.15 and Ubuntu 18.04, though the macOS binaries might work as far back as 10.11 and the Linux binary should work for older versions and different distributions.

    🗄 Deprecated

    • 🔨 Use of coreFactory and brokerFactory when using the C++ shared library (use CoreApp and BrokerApp instead)
    • 🚚 coreType and helics-time string conversion functions are no longer defined in the helics-time header. They are still there currently but are deprecated and will be removed in HELICS 3.0 use the typeOperations.hpp and timeOperations.hpp header instead which now defines those functions.

    ✂ Removed

    • 🚚 All tests using boost::test have now been replaced with Google test, so references and linking to boost::test has been removed
    • 🚚 Exporting and installing the static libraries has been removed (they can still be used by using HELICS as a CMake subproject)
    • 🚚 CMake option to exclude static libs from the install has been removed as no longer needed
    • 🏗 CMake options for building JSONCPP, Utilities, and units libraries as object libraries have been removed as object libraries are no longer being used
    • JSONCPP, Utilities, and units libraries are no longer installed in any form, libraries or headers.
    • CMake option to install CEREAL headers (they are now required, but are in a different location)
  • v2.2.2 Changes

    October 27, 2019

    [2.2.2] ~ 2019-10-27

    🐛 Bug fix release for a timeout regression from 2.2.1,

    🛠 Fixed

    • 🔗 Links in the README changed with an automated move to travis-ci.com
    • 🛠 Fix issue #853, which was causing core connections to timeout if no direct communication was observed for a period of time. This bug fix release fixes that issue where the pings were not being correctly accounted for in the timeout detection.
    • 🛠 Fix Ctrl-C issue when using HELICS in some language api's (Python and Julia) others may be added in 2.3
  • v2.2.1 Changes

    September 27, 2019

    🚀 Minor release with bug fixes and a few additional features

    🔄 Changed

    • ✅ helics apps tests is converted to use Google test and is now being run through the sanitizers
    • 💥 BREAKING CHANGE The C interface helics logging callback specifications now include a user data object. This is technically a breaking change, but there were a few issues with the current implementation so it is not entirely clear it was usable as it was. There are now some tests for the functionality. This log callback specification was not available in the language API's and the C++ API has not changed, only the C interface to specifying direct logging callbacks. This is considered a minor change due to no known users of this interface at present and as it was it wasn't entirely operational. No further changes are expected.
    • The use of Boost C++ in the helics core and application api are now limited to the IPC core(there are no plans to remove this usage) and an option to DISABLE_BOOST is available in the CMAKE files. This will turn off the IPC_CORE and any optional uses of boost in some of the libraries. Future features may use Boost but should retain the ability to disable its use.
    • 💥 BREAKING CHANGE Some function names in the C++98 API were changed to better match the C++ API and were documented more completely through doxygen, these were listed as potentially changing in the Public API so this is not a consideration for semantic versioning. The C++98 API also has limited numbers of users at this point yet and may not be fully stable until HELICS 3.0 release
    • The doxygen CMake project was renamed from doc to helics_doxygen
    • several variables used by submodules in CMake were hidden
    • ⚡️ updated zmq subproject version to 4.3.2

    🛠 Fixed

    • ✅ There was a 32 bit issue when using certain vector operation functions in HELICS when compiled with 32 bit, this was preventing the arm 32 from running the tests fully. This issue has been fixed.
    • 🛠 Fixed a race condition related to queries of subscriptions and inputs of a federate if done remotely. The core could lock or a race condition could occur.
    • 🔊 some issues related to file logs
    • started to address some recommendations for include-what-you-use
    • 🏗 The CMake conditions for building the C# interface and Python2 interface were not completely correct and incorrectly showed an error which was also incorrectly ignored, so it all worked unless there was an actual error, but those issues have been resolved.

    ➕ Added

    • 🌲 logMessage functions in the federate for user specified log messages and levels
      • logDebugMessage, logWarningMessage, logErrorMessage, logInfoMessage function in all API's to simplify common logging operations
    • 🌲 function to set the log file from the core C++ API
    • A CMAKE option to disable BOOST entirely DISABLE_BOOST
    • A CMAKE option HELICS_BINARY_ONLY_INSTALL which will restrict the install to executables and shared libraries with no headers or static libraries.
    • 👍 Some CMAKE capabilities to better generate the interface files.
    • Timeouts on the broker for broker connections, more work is likely needed in the future but for now if a path times out, if things were already disconnecting it assumes it is the equivalent of a disconnect, and if not the federation errors and terminates.
    • 🚀 Automatic release file generation for visual studio builds, windows installers, full source code tar files, and a shared library package.

    ✂ Removed

    • 🚀 The included build files for the Octave interface have been removed. It is now required to use swig to build these files. The interface file was only valid for Octave 4.2 and had potential to break in later versions. Given the 3 versions of octave in common use it was deemed prudent to just remove the included file and require swig to generate the correct interface, this may be added back in the next release if more testing shows this to not be an issue.
  • v2.2.0 Changes

    August 26, 2019

    🚀 Minor release with some updates to the networking portion of HELICS and some API additions.

    🔄 Changed

    • ⚡️ Submodule updates for filesystem, libfmt, and google test
    • A utilities lib containing many string processing and small functions is now used instead of directly including it.

    🛠 Fixed

    • ⏱ A error response to a core registration will immediately generate an error on federates waiting for registration instead of waiting for a timeout
    • 🏁 HELICS can now compile with standalone mingw and cygwin 32 bit on Windows. ASIO is not compatible with Cygwin 64 bit so no support for that is expected in the near future. Tests in travis exercise the MinGW build.
    • 🏗 Some issues with the ZMQ core generating an error on close due to incorrect builds of ZMQ in some installations.
    • Some changes to the network interface selection process that cause issues on certain platforms.

    ➕ Added

    • The ability to specify a broker key for brokers and cores to limit linking to those cores with the appropriate key
    • A units library into HELICS, mismatched units are checked and units published as a double with units on the publication and subscription converted internally
    • 🚀 A new API for messages in the C interface. The old interface has difficulties when working with binary data in the message structure. So a message object API was created with appropriate methods to access the data. The previous message API will be deprecated in release 2.3 and removed in 3.0.
    • 👯 A clone app for cloning an existing federate including all publications and subscriptions and all data that is being sent out. It is accessible through the helics_app clone subcommand
    • 🐳 CI tests using docker for clang memory sanitizer and the octave interface.
    • 🚀 Scripts for generating a single zip file with all the code including submodules. This will be generated for each new release.
    • 👍 A broker server that generate multiple brokers on a single system and handles the port allocation intelligently. (Only ZMQ currently supported, this is not backwards compatible, though regular 2.2 brokers should work with 2.1 federates if needed.)
    • 🚀 A Docker image containing the HELICS apps (available on Docker Hub for tagged releases and the latest develop branch at https://hub.docker.com/r/helics/helics)

    ✂ Removed

    • 🏗 ENABLE_SWIG option in CMake as always ON. This option will only appear for interfaces that have existing build files. For swig generated interfaces that do not have prebuilt files (octave, python2, and C#) this option will no longer appear as swig is required.
  • v2.1.1 Changes

    July 15, 2019

    🚀 Minor release which fixes a few bugs and add some JSON related input and queries

    🔄 Changed

    • 🚚 moved concurrency related structures to a standalone library
    • ✅ System-tests is now based on google test instead of boost test
    • Shared_libary_cpp tests now based on google_test instead of boost test
    • the deserializer for ActionMessage now uses memcpy to avoid possible undefined behavior
    • The value of helics_time_maxtime has been changed for consistency with the C++ equivalent
    • 📜 The return type of the helicsCLI11App is now named parse_output instead of parse_return
    • ⚡️ fmt and googletest were updated to latest version

    🛠 Fixed

    • a few possible race conditions found by thread-sanitizer
    • ✅ cleared up a couple scenarios that were triggering occasional test failure in the system tests
    • helics_broker and helics_app were returning non-zero return values when --version or --help were used, they now return 0 in those cases
    • 🏗 a small memory leak when a JSON stream builder was created and not destroyed properly
    • an inconsistency between the helics_time_maxtime in the C shared library and the maxTime value used in C++, this could in some cases result in failing termination conditions

    ➕ Added

    • queries for getting all current inputs in JSON format.
    • ⚡️ query for getting all updated inputs in JSON format
    • publication function that accepts a JSON structure for multiple publications
    • registration function that generates publications based on same JSON structure as the function that accepts JSON for group publication
    • ⚡️ function on the inputs to clear the updates, is used from a query
    • ⚡️ a const version of the isUpdated function call on inputs
    • Shared OBJECT (SO) versions to the shared libraries

    ✂ Removed

    • libguarded and several concurrency related structures as they are now in a standalone repository that is included through submodules