[vtkusers] Announce: vtk 6.3.0 release candidate 1 is ready

Sean McBride sean at rogue-research.com
Mon Jul 27 14:31:13 EDT 2015

On Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:29:58 -0400, David Lonie said:

>> Hi to All
>> I built VTK 6.3.0 in win32 with Qt 5.5.0,tcl/tk 8.6.3 and Python 2.7 and
>> test examples. All works
>> But I don't know how to built vtkRenderingFreeTypeOpenGL-6.3.lib
>> Thank you. Leonid
>The RenderingFreeTypeOpenGL module no longer exists -- it only implemented
>a single class (vtkFreeTypeOpenGLTextMapper), which has been reimplemented
>in vtkTextMapper to reuse the same rendering backend as the other text
>objects. Since the old implementation will not be compatible with the
>OpenGL2 backend, it has been removed.

This surprised me when I rebuilt a few weeks ago too.  It might become a FAQ.  I think it should be mentioned in the release notes, as quite a few of us use CMake to build VTK itself, but don't use it to build whatever we're linking VTK into.


Sean McBride, B. Eng                 sean at rogue-research.com
Rogue Research                        www.rogue-research.com 
Mac Software Developer              Montréal, Québec, Canada

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