[vtkusers] vtk 6.3 and vtk 7.0

Joseph Melnyk JMelnyk at pile.com
Wed Jul 1 09:16:10 EDT 2015

I’m not sure that this is a *critical* bug, but it’s certainly prohibiting me from upgrading my existing code base from 5.10 to 6.2.  http://www.vtk.org/Bug/view.php?id=15384

In short: you can’t resize a vtkRenderWindow off-screen and save the output.


From: vtkusers [mailto:vtkusers-bounces at vtk.org] On Behalf Of David E DeMarle
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 10:42 AM
To: vtkdev; vtkusers at vtk.org
Subject: [vtkusers] vtk 6.3 and vtk 7.0

Hey vtkers,

We are hoping to do a vtk 6.3 release in the next couple of weeks and then immediately follow that up with a 7.0 release.

We'd are putting out a 6.3 out in order to:
* deprecate the existing zero copy array API in preparation for a significant refactoring that will come in 7.0. The refactor will make zero copy arrays both simpler to use and perform better.
* package up all of the progress that has been made in the master branch's OpenGL2 surface and volume rendering. The vtkpython binaries will switch over to using the OpenGL2 back end this release.

Please let us know if you have any feedback, critical bugs especially, and developers let us know if there is any work you have in a partially finished state that we should be sure to get into 6.3.

If all goes well we'll have a release candidate for 6.3 next week.

David E DeMarle
Kitware, Inc.
R&D Engineer
21 Corporate Drive
Clifton Park, NY 12065-8662
Phone: 518-881-4909
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