[vtkusers] Announce: vtk 8.0.0.rc1 ready for testing

Sankhesh Jhaveri sankhesh.jhaveri at kitware.com
Mon May 22 09:03:01 EDT 2017

The VTK maintenance team is happy to announce that VTK 8.0 has entered the
release candidate stage.

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


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 list 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
release process.

The official release notes will be available when VTK final is released in
the next few weeks. In the meantime, here is a preview of the significant
differences over VTK 7.1.0:


   VTK now allows use of some C++11 features and compiler optimizations.
   Take a look at the VTK Software Process
   document to see all the VTK C++11 features. This also means, beginning
   version 8.0.0, VTK requires a C++11 capable compiler to compile.

   VTK-m <http://m.vtk.org/>, a toolkit providing specialized algorithms
   and data processing features for modern multi-threaded processors and HPC
   systems is now a part of VTK.

And many other improvements and bug fixes across the code-base.

We hope you enjoy this release of VTK!

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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