[vtk-developers] VTK and QT5

Marcus D. Hanwell marcus.hanwell at kitware.com
Thu Jan 19 09:43:12 EST 2017

On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 12:20 AM, Andrew Maclean
<andrew.amaclean at gmail.com> wrote:
> I see that on the ParaView Developers list that they are moving to Qt5 by
> default. See Utkarsh's post on Mon 16 Jan 2017, titled: "ParaView and Qt 5".
> Given that ParaView is built on VTK and that Qt5 is well supported on modern
> machines. Isn't it time that VTK defaulted to Qt5 also?
> It seems to me that is a good opportunity to do this now that VTK has moved
> to C++11.
I totally agree, and have been wanting to move VTK forward for a
while. One of the big blockers was the QVTKWidget (and its sequel),
but the new QVTKOpenGLWidget fixes those issues. We are looking for
any remaining issues, and I think need to require at least Qt 5.5 for
some fixes to the way events are squashed (need to check as my memory
is hazy on what release they got in).

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