[vtkusers] Announce: vtk 8.0.0.rc2 ready for testing

Sankhesh Jhaveri sankhesh.jhaveri at kitware.com
Thu Jun 8 16:33:04 EDT 2017

The VTK maintenance team is happy to announce that the second release
candidate has been tagged for VTK 8.0.

You can find the source, data and documentation tarballs here:


Changes new to this release candidate include

   - Deprecated vtkFiltersMatlab and vtkFiltersStatisticsGnuR modules
   - Removes deprecated classes like vtkStreamer, vtkStreamPoints and

Take a look at the VTK wiki
<http://www.vtk.org/Wiki/VTK/API_Changes_7_1_0_to_8_0_0> for a complete
list of API changes in v8.0.0 over the previous version.

Please try this version of VTK and report any issues to the VTK mailing list
<http://www.vtk.org/mailing-lists/> or the bug tracker
<https://gitlab.kitware.com/vtk/vtk/issues> so that we can try to address
them before the VTK 8.0.0 final. Kindly set the 8.0 milestone
<https://gitlab.kitware.com/vtk/vtk/milestones/6> on the issues and merge
requests to ensure that they are tracked during the remainder of the 8.0
release process. Further, please base / rebase all 8.0 target branches off
of the v8.0.0.rc2 tag <https://gitlab.kitware.com/vtk/vtk/tags/v8.0.0.rc2> (or
earlier) to ensure minimal merge conflicts with the release branch.

As always, contact Kitware <http://www.kitware.com> and the mailing lists
for assistance.

VTK Maintenance Team
Sankhesh Jhaveri *Sr. Research & Development Engineer* | Kitware
<http://www.kitware.com/> | (518) 881-4417
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