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

David Lonie david.lonie at kitware.com
Mon Jul 27 14:34:37 EDT 2015

On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 2:31 PM, Sean McBride <sean at rogue-research.com>

> 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

Agreed! This is on me, I missed that point when I was summarizing my
changes for the release notes.

Ben/DaveD, can we add this to the notes?

- Removed the deprecated RenderingFreeTypeOpenGL module. The functionality
of this module has been replaced by the vtkTextRenderer and vtkTextMapper
classes in the RenderingCore module.

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