[vtk-developers] New module system preview
david.gobbi at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 15:15:32 EST 2018
On Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 12:18 PM Ben Boeckel <ben.boeckel at kitware.com> wrote:
> > * Building any VTK module either externally or along with the VTK project
> > ? (e.g this will be useful for creating python wheels)
> I'm not sure the use case is clear to me. How are Python wheels related
> to remote modules?
Package managers like to be able to subdivide VTK into multiple packages.
Being able to modularize the build itself, so that VTK can be built
instead of all at once, is a logical extension of the multiple package idea.
If I recall correctly, the CI system for pypi was failing to build VTK due
timeouts (I'm not sure what the workaround was, I suspect that Prabhu
built the wheels manually).
On a related note, we definitely want to be able to build remote modules
against an installed VTK. Currently my vtk-dicom remote module has two
parallel sets of cmake logic: one for when it builds as a remote module, and
another for when it builds against VTK binaries. It would be nice if
a remote module externally "just worked".
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