[vtkusers] Discussion: OK to change VTK's version number from 9.0 to 8.2?

Elvis Stansvik elvis.stansvik at orexplore.com
Wed Sep 26 02:58:56 EDT 2018

Den ons 26 sep. 2018 00:16David E DeMarle <dave.demarle at kitware.com> skrev:

> Hey Gang,
> I'd like to change the VTK version number in master from 9.0.0 to 8.2.0.
> Does anybody object?
> The proposed change can be found at:
> https://gitlab.kitware.com/vtk/vtk/merge_requests/4700
> I want to do this because it will let me make a release now to preserve
> what is in master. The larger scale changes we planned for 9.0 will happen
> shortly after that. 8.2 will and 9.0 may come out before the end of this
> year.

Sounds good to me. When roughly are you hoping to do the 8.2 release?
Asking because I have this lingering MR that fixes support for fractional
device pixel ratio in the "old"/"native" QVTKOpenGLWidget (the MR predates
the new alien one) that I've been wanting to brush up and get merged, but
work has just kept me swamped so I haven't gotten to it yet.

MR is here: https://gitlab.kitware.com/vtk/vtk/merge_requests/3973

So just wondering whether I have weeks or days to get that done.

The native QVTKOpenGLWidget is currently broken to the point of being
unusable on fractional (eg 150%) device pixel ratio (for example a
Linux/KDE machine with screen scaling set to 150%).

> A topic for future discussion is whether we want to continue the existing,
> fairly haphazard naming scheme or move to something better, perhaps a
> year.month scheme like several other projects have moved to recently.

I'm not a dev, but this would be OK with me. We do internal Ubuntu package
builds, and as long as the versioning works well as Ubuntu package
versions, I think it sounds like a good idea (I think Debian supports just
about any versioning scheme, so no worries).


> thanks for your advice
> David E DeMarle
> Kitware, Inc.
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