[vtkusers] Will VTK 6.3 support Visual Studio 2015?

Niels Dekker - address until 2018 niels_dekker_address_until_2018 at xs4all.nl
Tue Aug 4 11:55:38 EDT 2015

Hi Ben,

Thanks for your reply! Can you please be more specific on how to 
reproduce the internal compiler error in MSVC2015? Do I understand 
correctly that it occurs when building a source file from IO/EnSight? 
If so, which particular source file triggers the internal compiler error?

My VTK CMakeCache.txt says: "Module_vtkIOEnSight:INTERNAL=OFF". So I 
guess that means that vtkIOEnSight is disabled by default. How can I 
enable vtkIOEnSight, in order to reproduce the compiler error?

Kind regards, Niels

On 2015-08-04 16:47, Ben Boeckel wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 04, 2015 at 14:23:15 +0200, Niels Dekker wrote:
>> I tried to build VTK 6.2, VTK 6.3 RC1, and the current version from
>> gitlab.kitware.com/vtk/vtk.git on Microsoft Visual Studio 2015, but
>> all of my attempts failed, apparently because of various issues
>> (#0015529, #0015534, #0015535, #0015536), reported by David Kuegler.
>> https://gitlab.kitware.com/dkuegler/vtk/commits/release-VS2015-compiler-errors
>> Is there any chance that VTK 6.3 will compile on Visual Studio 2015?
> Here's a branch I've been poking for a bit:
>      https://gitlab.kitware.com/vtk/vtk/merge_requests/446
> There's currently an experimental dashboard here:
>      https://buildbot.kitware.com/builders/vtk-nemesis-windows-shared-release%2Bmpi%2Bmsvc2015%2Bopengl2%2Bpython
> VTK triggered an internal compiler error in MSVC2015, so the answer for
> master is "not if you want EnSight support" :) . The third party plugins
> have logic which assume "MSVC? must not have X." which is not (always)
> true for 2015 (It has snprintf! Without the underscore!).
> I'll try for the release (it might even make rc2); it's down to warnings
> right now. Harder testing encouraged (e.g., it isn't trying OpenGL1
> right now).
> Thanks,
> --Ben

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