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

David E DeMarle dave.demarle at kitware.com
Wed Sep 26 10:13:06 EDT 2018

Thanks for the feedback. I would like to branch in three weeks and rename
master later this week.

On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 2:59 AM Elvis Stansvik <elvis.stansvik at orexplore.com>

> 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).
> Elvis
>> thanks for your advice
>> David E DeMarle
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