[vtk-developers] Instructions for building VTK using devenv.

David E DeMarle dave.demarle at kitware.com
Fri Mar 16 11:40:17 EDT 2012

Please do post those instructions on the vtk wiki and add a link to
the page under
It is nice information to have around outside of the mailing list archives.

David E DeMarle
Kitware, Inc.
R&D Engineer
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Clifton Park, NY 12065-8662
Phone: 518-881-4909

On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 2:47 AM, Andrew Maclean
<andrew.amaclean at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
>    I have attached an html file detailing how to checkout and build VTK
> using devenv for separate release and debug trees. I felt I needed to
> document the process and then thought it might be useful to the community on
> general.
> I would appreciate input as to:
> 1) Do the instructions work for you?
> 2) Is there a better way?
> 3) Have I missed anything?
> 4) Are there any more additions needed?
> 5) Would this be useful to put up on the Wiki?
> I have tried a similar approach using nmake but it takes a very long time as
> nmake doesn't do parallel builds. I also looked at jom but decided to stick
> with devenv as the solution files are automatically created and the user can
> then click on VTK,sln in the VTK Debug or Release Directory and edit (if
> needed)/build as needed. Devenv seems to also use as much of the resources
> on the machine as it can and, while being much much slower than gcc on Linux
> or Mac OS, it is much faster than nmake. Having separate build and release
> trees means that the building goes a bit faster because the solution
> file doesn't have to change from release to debug.or vice versa.
> Of course I welcome corrections and more input.
> Regards
>    Andrew
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