[vtk-developers] VTK-py3k is ready for testing

Andrew Maclean andrew.amaclean at gmail.com
Wed Aug 5 19:11:08 EDT 2015

Hi David,

Wonderful news.

Definitely be glad to help.
Setting up a Python 3.4 environment in Windows 10 on my laptop now.
I'll be using Anaconda Python.

Once this is done, I'll maintain both a python 2.7 and Python 3.4 build and
see how things go.


On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 1:44 AM, David Gobbi <david.gobbi at gmail.com> wrote:

> So, here's a brief update on python 3 status:
> The python-py3k merge branch compiles and runs with Python 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
> and also Python 2.5, 2.6, 2.7 (I tried all six).  So, yes, you can build
> VTK against Python 3, and you can run VTK programs with Python 3.  I'll be
> doing a bit of cleanup of the next few days, but the current branch is very
> close to what I plan to merge.
> However: the test code in VTK is all written for Python 2, so right now
> the Python 3 buildbot that Ben has set up is showing all red for the
> testing.  Converting the tests will be a lot of work, especially because
> the tests must continue to run with Python 2.6 and 2.7 (definitely not 2.5,
> though).  Andrew, you mentioned that you might be able to provide some
> assistance, I would be very grateful for anything you have to offer.
> I've already begun converting the python tests in Common/Core, because
> these test the core features of the wrappers.
>  - David

Andrew J. P. Maclean

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