[vtk-developers] vtkTextActor rotation

David E DeMarle dave.demarle at kitware.com
Thu Oct 9 11:04:47 EDT 2014

My crystal ball says we will start the next release in January and my vote
is quality over compatibility in this case.

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

On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 10:54 AM, David Lonie <david.lonie at kitware.com>

> On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 10:45 AM, David Cole <DLRdave at aol.com> wrote:
>> I would say the text should look good and be legible when it's rendered...
>> Would anybody here really prefer perfect backwards compatibility
>> (including text illegibility) over better visualization...?
> I agree, and hope most others would, too! Besides legibility, position is
> the issue that could affect developers -- if anyone is using
> vtkTextProperty::SetOrientation to rotate their text, my changes will push
> the text around into a new location, easily breaking their code...
> I've had to add switches to filters that preserve buggy/"legacy" behavior
> by default, so I like to check these things before making such changes --
> and more importantly, this leaves a breadcrumb in the archive for people
> trying to figure out why their code broke! ;-)
> Dave
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