[vtkusers] vtk 6.3 and vtk 7.0

David E DeMarle dave.demarle at kitware.com
Mon Jun 29 10:41:59 EDT 2015

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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