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

Andrew Maclean andrew.amaclean at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 04:03:16 EDT 2018

Hi Dave,
   I don't have any issues changing the version number from 9.0 to 8.2.

For the future, I would prefer a year.month naming scheme after you do
that. At least yy.mm gives you a good clue as to when it was released.
Furthermore it will make feature testing in versions easier.

Andrew Maclean

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From: David E DeMarle <dave.demarle at kitware.com>
To: vtkdev <vtk-developers at vtk.org>, "vtkusers at vtk.org" <vtkusers at vtk.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:16:17 -0400
Subject: [vtkusers] Discussion: OK to change VTK's version number from 9.0
to 8.2?
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:

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

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.

thanks for your advice

David E DeMarle
Kitware, Inc.
Principal Engineer
21 Corporate Drive
Clifton Park, NY 12065-8662
Phone: 518-881-4909

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