[vtk-developers] heads up - vtk 8.1 branch is coming soon

David Gobbi david.gobbi at gmail.com
Wed Oct 25 17:56:28 EDT 2017

I have my patch that eliminates the "PythonD" libraries from all the

However, it might be best to delay it until VTK 9, since it requires
non-trivial changes to all third-party packages that rely on VTK's Python
wrapping tools.  For example, this is what is needed to make Paraview work
with the changes:

What's the long-term release plan?  Is 9.0 imminent, or are there going to
be more 8.x releases after 8.1?

 - David

On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 3:23 PM, David E DeMarle <dave.demarle at kitware.com>

> Hi,
> Does anyone have work in progress that should delay the branch point for
> 8.1? Does anyone know of any critical bugs that we need to resolve right
> now?
> If so, please add the 8.1 milestone on any relevant merge requests or bug
> reports so we know when we can get started.
> We are hoping to get 8.1 started by November 16th.
> Thanks,
> The VTK Maintenance Team
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