[vtkusers] Help with VTK and zlib??

David Gobbi david.gobbi at gmail.com
Tue Aug 30 17:56:51 EDT 2011

On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 3:44 PM, Sean McBride <sean at rogue-research.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Aug 2011 14:15:47 -0600, David Gobbi said:
>>Don't turn on the
>>VTK_USE_SYSTEM_ZLIB option, it is best for VTK to build its own zlib
>>(which is the libvtkzip.a referred to above).
> Why?  I would suggest the opposite.  zlib is already included with the OS, and presumably QA'ed by Apple.  Why increase code bloat by building it again?  Also, Apple seems faster than the VTK community at updating zlib, as Lion contains 1.2.5 while VTK is still at 1.2.3.

It is usually my policy not to mess with things that work.  The
default setting is for VTK to build its own zlib, and doing things
this way has never failed me :)

 - David

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