[vtk-developers] VTK 5.0.1

David Cole david.cole at kitware.com
Fri Jul 7 10:44:44 EDT 2006

Dear VTK users and developers,

The VTK 5.0.1 patch release is now available for download from the VTK 
web site: http://www.vtk.org/get-software.php 
<http://www.paraview.org/HTML/Download.html>. There are several changes 
(some of which are explicitly listed below) included in this release.

*changes from 5.0.0 to 5.0.1:*
1) Fix problem with Borland compiler when using VTK_LEGACY_REMOVE
2) Enable building with BUILD_EXAMPLES ON and BUILD_TESTING OFF
3) Enable building with VS2005/AMD64 (thanks to Peter Klotz)
4) Fix out-of-bounds indexing in the VectorKey classes
5) Enable building with Borland 2006
6) Fix bug #2879 - BUILD_SHARED_LIBS on MinGW
7) Fix a wrong try-compile result on the SGI
8) Add AbortExecute support to image iterators
9) Fix bug #2524
10) Important performance bugs fixed in vtkImageReslice
11) Slight math rounding error fix in vtkImageBlend
12) Eliminate many warnings when building with VS2005
13) Add vtkSimplePointsReader
14) Fix bug #3041
15) Fix incorrect NumberOfThreads usage in VolumeRayCastMapper classes
16) Fix crash in vtkOrderedTriangulator
17) Fix wrong parametric center coordinates in some cells
18) VTK 4.4 used to pass field data - changed the new pipeline to do the 
19) Fix incorrect STL iterator usage in vtkGenericEdgeTable
20) Fix crashes that can occur in Release builds in vtkDebugLeaksManager
21) Enable building with Tcl/Tk 8.3 by adding 
22) Add CPack support for building installers
23) Many changes to make it easier to use the new pipeline architecture
24) Many changes to make the code consistent with the VTK User's Guide
25) Fix several dashboard warnings
++) ...and many other minor bug fixes...

We hope you enjoy this new release of VTK.

- David

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